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Xiaomi Mi 6 Price, Specifications And Features

Xiaomi Mi 6 Price, Specifications And Features

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The new flagship smartphone and its ceramic variant are initially exclusive to the China market, similar to their predecessors, the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi 4. The company hasn’t yet announced India launch plans for the new Mi flagship.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is very similar to the Mi 5 in terms of shape and size. The new flagship, however, looks more refined and premium with four-sided curved glass on four sides, and a frame made of stainless steel. At the China launch, Xiaomi claimed that the stainless-steel enclosure is resistant to wear and tear.

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At 7.5mm, the Mi 6 is marginally thicker than its predecessor which measured 7.3mm. Also, the weight of 168 grams makes this phone quite a bit heavier than the Mi 5 which weighed 129 grams. The Mi 6 was launched in black, white and blue, and we got a black unit version to try out.

Specifications

A 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It looks bright and crisp, with good viewing angles, no 3.5mm headphones socket, and this means that users can expect a USB-Type C to 3.5mm adaptor shipping in the retail box. The speakers are located on either side of the USB Type-C port on the bottom. The power and volume buttons are on the right, while the SIM card tray is on the left.

This device has dual rear 12-megapixel cameras, a setup similar to that of the iPhone 7 Plus. One has a wide-angle lens and the other has a telephoto lens for lossless 2x zoom. The company claims that its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithms make edge recognition more accurate in photos. The rear cameras also feature phase-detection autofocus, and four-axis anti-shake functionality for blur reduction. The mi 6 also packs an 8-megapixel front camera with 1080p video recording capability.

The Mi 6 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The interface looked cleaner than before, and there were several Nougat features such as split-screen multitasking. The Mi 6 ships with a Smart Assistant feature that is customisable.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 packs the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, coupled with 6GB of RAM.

The Mi 6 has been launched in 64GB and 128GB storage options. Storage isn’t expandable. The dual-SIM phone supports VoLTE, and both SIMs support LTE.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been priced starting at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 23,500) in China for the version of 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. The 128GB/6GB version has been priced at CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 27,000). The Ceramic version has been priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,000) and it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Xiaomi Is Set To Launch There Mi Home Store In India In Bengaluru Next Week

Xiaomi Is Set To Launch There Mi Home Store In India In Bengaluru Next Week

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Xiaomi is set to launch its first Mi Home store in India in Bengaluru on May 11. The event will be held in Bengaluru, where Manu Jain, Group Vice President, and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, will be present for the inauguration. Jain also tweeted that “3 years back, I started a new journey: XiaomiIndia Joining xiaomi was 1 of the best decisions of my life! Looking fwd to next 3 years”.

The first country after China to get the Mi Home Store was Singapore, and now, after the Bengaluru launch, there will be stores in five markets altogether – India, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Home Store will sell accessories and products like power banks, headphones, Mi Band, Mi Air Purifier, and much more. Bengaluru will be the first city to get the Mi Home store, but presumably other cities will get the stores as well, in the future.

The firm claims that the company has grown 125 percent year on year, a significant momentum for any smartphone company. This is because Xiaomi mainly made smartphones affordable and qualitative in the country, something that was missing before.

Xiaomi Is Ready To Launch Redmi 4 In India

Xiaomi Is Ready To Launch Redmi 4 In India

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Xiaomi has tweeted that it will launch a new Redmi smartphone soon in the country. The tweet holds no information on the device name or the timeline for the phone launch; however, Xiaomi has shared an image which has the night skyline in the background, and the tagline ‘Power in your hands’.

Xiaomi India’s VP Manu Jain also tweeted that this would be the second biggest announcement this month. This means that the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime would be announced before the end of this month only. The first announcement was that of the Mi Home store launch in Bengaluru – Xiaomi’s first in India.

The Redmi 4 is priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,900), while the Redmi 4 Prime was launched at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,900).

The Redmi 4 will be packed with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel camera, 16GB of inbuilt storage, and a 4100mAh battery and it runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

 

Qualcomm Is Ready To Launch Its Next Upper Mid-Range Chipset: Snapdragon 660

Qualcomm Is Ready To Launch Its Next Upper Mid-Range Chipset: Snapdragon 660

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Qualcomm confirmed today that it will be announcing its next upper mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 660, next week on May 9. The company sent out invitations for the Beijing event to Chinese media.

The Snapdragon 660 will be an octa-core processor and uses the same hardware as the Snapdragon 835, which will power many 2017 flagships. The big difference is the manufacturing process for the SD600 is the fact that it’s built on a 14nm process, versus that 10nm process found on the SD835.

It will use an octa-core processor with Kryo 280 cores, the same hardware as the Snapdragon 835. However, the 660 will be built on a 14nm process rather than 10nm. Still, the newest Kirin 960 is built at 16nm and so is the outgoing Apple A10 chip.

Some of the devices rumored to be including the Snapdragon 660 include the Nokia 7, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2, and Samsung’s first dual-camera smartphone.

 

Samsung Leads Indian Smartphone Market Not Micromax, Xiaomi On Second

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South Korean consumer electronics company Samsung continued leading the Indian smartphone market in Q4 2016, while Xiaomi was the second-largest smartphone vendor in India during the same period as the Chinese company shipped 3 million devices, according to a recent report published by market research firm Canalys.

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Indian brands like Micromax, Intex and Lava lost a significant amount of market share during the quarter, mostly because of the central government’s controversial decision to demonetize Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 banknotes without any prior warning in a country that still does most of its transactions via cash.

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Xiaomi spotted on number two on the country’s list of largest smartphone vendors. Xiaomi recently announced that it earned $1 billion in revenue in India last year.

This study conducted by Canalys also confirms earlier reports of the phenomenal growth of Chinese smartphone companies in India over the past couple of years. That being the case, three other China-based brands have now entered the top-five list in India alongside Xiaomi. OPPO came in at number three with a 9% share of the country’s smartphone market during the past quarter.