Xiaomi Mi 6 leaks: Camera specs, two display variants, new sketches revealed

Xiaomi's next flagship device, the Mi 6, is expected to be launched in April. And as is the case with most flagship devices, the excitement around the phone builds up as we approach the launch period. Mi 6 is highly anticipated as it is expected to be sporting the next gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The latest details that have come in have to do with the design of the phone.

Previous leaks had hinted at the IMX 386 sensor being used, but it looks like Xiaomi will be going ahead with the IMX 400 instead, which represents Sony's top of the line camera sensor.

Image: MyDrivers

Image: MyDrivers

Another detail that has been revealed is that the Mi 6 will be coming in two display variants: the 5.15-inch display and one with a 5.7-inch display. Apart from the display size, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is also expected to come with a dual camera setup on the 5.7-inch variant — much like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The other details that have been mentioned in the original leak on MyDrivers claim that the Mi 6 will have thickness of 8mm, it will come with a 4GB RAM + 32GB storage on the 5.15-inch Mi 6 and will have a 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM on the 5.7-inch variant which is being called the Mi 6 Plus. The battery capacity is touted to be 3,200mAh, but it isn't known for what display size variant that is.

Image: Weibo

Image: Weibo

In terms of price, the Mi 6 is expected to start at CNY 1999 (approx Rs 20,000) and the Mi 6 Plus will start from CNY 2499 (approx Rs 25,000). The prices are pretty much in line with what we had seen with the Mi 5 last year, where you had a ceramic version instead of a large screen variant.

In another leak, three new sketches of the Xiaomi Mi 6 have also been leaked on Weibo. They hint at thick bezels on the top and bottom but thin ones on the sides. A home button which most likely houses the fingerprint scanner is seen below the display. It looks slightly larger than the one seen on the Mi 5. On the bottom edge, one can see the speaker grilles with the USB Type C slot in the centre. On the rear side, you have the antenna lines on the top and base with the Mi logo towards the bottom.

Rumours are also suggesting three variants of the Mi 6 are in the works. Apart from the two variants already discussed above, the third variant is expected to sport a QuadHD resolution on an OLED panel with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage. This variant is also expected to come with dual curved display as well.

One of the variants is also expected to sport MediaTek Helio X30 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

These are all rumours for now, and Xiaomi hasn't put anything out officially. So we shall find out for sure on 16 April, when the Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to launch in China.

Published Date: Mar 13, 2017 09:57 am | Updated Date: Mar 13, 2017 09:57 am