Xiaomi has faced dwindling sales in the past few months as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer faces fierce competition from other Chinese companies like Oppo, Vivo, and othpeers, having also lost their global face Hugo Barra to Facebook’s VR team.
After the grand success of their Redmi 3S and Note 3, Mi 5 devices, and having recently launched the Redmi Note 4 into the market, Xiaomi is rumoured to unveil the Mi 6 this April.
The device is tipped to launch in three variants ranging from Rs.19,000 to Rs. 24,000.
According to a report in Chinese portal, MyDrivers, Xiaomi will be unveiling the device to public on April 16, 2017.
Let’s have a look at all the features that Xiaomi’s flagship device might feature.
Snappiest Processor Chipset
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset — the Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU — which clocks at speeds up to 2.45GHz.
The chipset is based on the 10nm tech, which makes it 35% smaller in size and enables it to consume 25% less power than the previous SoC from Qualcomm.
Display and Design
The Mi 6 is tipped to come with a 5.2-inch LCD with a 2.5D curved glass. One of the three variants of the device is also expected to sports the same ceramic back as found on Mi Mix.
Slow Motion Capturing Camera Tech
Rumours have it that Mi is going to borrow camera tech from Sony, as its new flagship device will sport a similar 19MP rear camera unit as found on the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, with an ability to shoot 960FPS slow motion videos at 720p quality.
Storage and Memory
The device is slated to be launched in three variants, each with a different storage and memory combination and one with a different design too.
The lowest of the three variants is going to receive 4GB RAM with 32GB built-in storage, the mid-level one is going to come with 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage and the top-model — which might also sport the ceramic design — will get a whopping 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The three devices are rumoured to be priced at Rs.19,000 for the variant with lowest specifications and Rs. 24,000 for the one with the highest specification as well as the ceramic body, with the mid-range device, tipped to cost Rs. 22,000.
Xiaomi has been facing stiff competition from smartphone brands like Oppo, Vivo and Huawei back in the home market as well as globally and need to offer something unique with their flagship in order to recapture their market form from the past two years.