Xiaomi Mi 6 Leaked in Press Renders, to Feature IRIS Scanner

by Teja Chedalla 3

Xiaomi will be announcing the launch date of its latest flagship smartphone in the next few of days. Though the company launched only the Xiaomi Mi 5 in 2016, this year, we will be seeing the launch of Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones. The rumors suggest these devices come with glass back body and there will be a limited edition variants with a ceramic back panel. Now, the latest leaks suggest the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus offers IRIS scanner to enhance the security of the device. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones came with the IRIS scanner onboard. From the newly leaked images, we can see the large cut out between the front-facing camera and the earpiece.

While the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 smartphones came with a fairly bigger display fitted to the smaller body of the phones. There are very thin bezels all around the screen; hence the screen to body ratio is higher than most of the other flagship devices. Though Xiaomi started this phenomenon of the bezel-less flagship smartphone by launching the Mi MIX. It came with a large 6.4-inch display featuring very thin bezels on three out of four sides. Even the physical earpiece, proximity sensor, and front facing camera are missing on the top bezel of the device. a If the leaked image is of the Xiaomi Mi 6, then we will have a fairly large phone with bigger top and bottom bezels, just like Google Pixel and Apple iPhones.

As rumors suggested, the company might offer flat panel display instead of the curved display as on the last years Mi Note 2. While the Mi 5 came with a thin and long physical home button with integrated fingerprint sensor, the Mi 6 features a big oval shaped home button. However, there is no clear information whether it will be a physical button or the virtual button with ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The Mi 5S smartphone launched in the second half of 2016 came with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that is placed under the front panel of the device. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics technologies and it is also the first smartphone to use this technology.

Last week, the Mi 6 was spotted on the GFXbench revealing the key specification of the device. On the front, we will be seeing a 5.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) smartphone, whereas its predecessor came with a 5.15-inch display with the same resolution. Under the hood, it comes powered by the Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with custom Kryo cores and is built on a 10nm FinFET process. It packs Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging technology and a Gigabit LTE mode offering 1Gbps download speeds. The device is mentioned to running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat based customized MIUI on top.

It comes in two variants with 4GB and 6GB of RAM along with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, we are looking at a 12MP sensor on the rear and an 8MP sensor on the front. The last year’s Mi 5 came with a 16MP rear camera and a 4MP front camera. Take all these details with a pinch of salt until there is an official confirmation from the company. While Xiaomi is expected to announce the Mi 6 official date tomorrow, LeEco is getting ready to launch its latest flagship smartphone Le Max 3 with dual-lens camera in China. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is mad for traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @T4Teja.