Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 6 and the rumored Mi 6 Plus smartphones by the end of this month. The devices has been in the rumor mills for quite a few months. Now, the Mi 6 is spotted on GFXbench revealing all the key specifications. However, there is no information about the Mi 6 Plus that might come with a bigger display with slightly better specifications. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is listed as Xiaomi Sagit on GFXbench and runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Recently, the company released the Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 8, but we expect the Mi 6 devices to come with MIUI 9 out of the box.
It sports a 5.1-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution; this is almost the same display that is also used for last year’s Mi 5. With just Full HD resolution, the device misses out the Google Daydream support. However, the Mi 6 Plus with a bigger display might also come with much better Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor built on a 10nm FinFET processor. It comes coupled with Adreno 540 GPU that can handle all the games and apps with ease.
Alongside the Snapdragon 835 SoC, the Mi 6 might also come with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 support for fast charging. As rumors suggested, the Mi 6 comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB storage options. While Apple finally moved from 16GB to 32GB as the minimum storage option on iPhones, all the latest Android smartphones are coming with a minimum of 64GB onboard storage. In the camera department, there is a 12MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front camera for selfies. Interestingly, both the front and rear cameras support video recording in 4K resolution.
For comparison, last year’s Mi 5 came with a 16MP rear camera and a 4MP front camera. With the NFC support, the device can be used for Mi Pay mobile payment service. It also includes a bunch sensors like accelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, pedometer, light, and proximity sensor. While the company might come continue with glass back body, there will also be a limited edition device with the ceramic body. As of now, there is no confirmation whether the company opts for a flat panel or curved panel displays. We also hope, the company lacks the courage to remove the 3.5mm audio port. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the more details about the upcoming Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones.