The market is flooded with Smartphones from various brands. One can find a new device launched almost every other day. Each brand strives to offer a technologically advanced device with excellent features to sustain the competition. There are many brands which are famous because of the features they have offered to the users. However, a majority of them belong to the premium segment only and hence those who fall in the higher middle segment do not get these features. However, it is not the case with every mobile maker as there are some which offer premium features in the medium-priced segment also. One of such known brand is Xiaomi.

Xiaomi is a brand which has been catching the fancy of people all across the globe. The brand which was launched not long ago in the market has successfully gained considerable market share. There are a number of successful mobiles in the kitty of the company, and hence, also got sufficiently large client base too.

It is a Chinese brand which was established in the year 2010 by Lei Jun. It was established with a vision of ‘Innovation for everyone,’ and the company strives to stand true on that. The company which has its’ headquarter in Beijing is said to be the 5th largest manufacturer of smartphones in the World. Xiaomi which deals in manufacturing electronic items and laptops further ventured into Smartphones and won a loyal customer base. The Redmi and Mi series from Xiaomi have been the most popular series of all.

The Mi stands for Mobile Internet. With Mi series, the company aims at creating excellent software and hardware along with incredible internet services. Within a small span, Xiaomi has marked its presence in 30 countries which include South Africa, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. Xiaomi is geared to come up with the latest device from Mi series. The Mi6 is expected to launch in India in September 2017. The phone features or specifications are not yet officially launched by the company, but the experts have found them and presented their views for the benefit of the potential buyers. Here is some vital information about the device that includes the price as well as specifications.

Display and screen

The Xiaomi Mi6 flaunts a 5.15 inch full HD display. It comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The device responds well to multi touch. Xiaomi Mi6 comes with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 428 pixels per inch (which is considered as the best in class). The dimensions of the device are 145.1 x 70.4 x 7.4 mm (h x w x t). Mi6 weighs approximately 168 grams which put the device on the heavier side. The Mi6 can be bought in 3 colour variants of blue, black and white. For maximum protection from water, it comes with a splash proof screen. Hence for the casual users who cannot take much of the care of device and love to have a splash proof one, this device can be the perfectly matching one to their requirement.

Software

The software is the most vital part of any device, and hence one needs to know the type of software and its components so that the performance of the device can be known. Xiaomi Mi6 device runs on latest Android version 7 Nougat. The device is equipped with Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz, Kyro 280 + 4×1.9 GHz, Kyro 280) processor along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset. The device is said to have the best processor in the class. The phone is packed with a whopping 6GB RAM, which enables smooth functioning of the device without getting hanged. Hence, the device can easily run multiple applications simultaneously without any lag.

Camera

The modern users need a device with better camera resolution and clarity. Hence, they check the various aspects of camera offered by any brand. This brand does not disappoint the users as it is packed with a brilliant camera which is one of the notable features of the device. The device is packed with 12 MP + 12 MP dual Camera with Autofocus, ISO control, Digital zoom, dual tone flash and HDR. It offers an image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels which offers fantastic images.

The device comes with an amazing 8MP secondary camera which allows to record videos at 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps. Hence from both the sides, the user can get some quality pictures to add to his album or selfies.

Battery and storage

Memory is also an important aspect of any modern smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi6 is packed with an internal memory of 64GB. However, it must be noted that the device does not offer an expandable memory which makes for a possible drawback affecting the buying decision of people who want huge memory.

The device performs well on the battery front. It comes with a 3350 mAh Li-polymer non-removable battery which is said to offer very quick charging which is a plus point for the battery. Hence the user does not need to worry about the battery drying in any case.

Connectivity options

The Xiaomi Mi6 comes with a dual SIM facility for its users. It is packed with Nano SIM slots for both the SIM cards. It supports all bands which include 2G, 3G, and 4G. The other connectivity options of the device include GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPS, Mobile hotspot and NFC. The device is also provided a Fingerprint sensor.

Price

The Xiaomi Mi6 price in India is estimated to be approx. Rs.24000. With this price, the device gets a place in mid-high range.

Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi6 is definitely a promising device though it is expected to face competition from Oppo and Samsung phones. The robust configuration, camera, and powerful battery backup are its strong points. The lack of expandable memory can be a minus point for the device. However, only after some time of launching,the fate of the phone will be decided.

 

By: Jenny Harrison