This time Xiaomi Mi 6 use the upgraded version of “double-sided glass” design concept, the main process is reflected at the back glass screen and side frame of Xiaomi Mi6 while the front panel of Xiaomi Mi6 is quite satisfactory.
Xiaomi Mi 6 is officially launched after a series of rumors lately. Xiaomi Mi 6 has dual rear cameras, four-sided curved ceramics body etc, just like the news we heard. It is noteworthy that the starting price of Xiaomi Mi 6 is RMB2499 (367USD), This is the first price increase since “Mi X” series launched since 2011,the founder time of Xiaomi Company.
Xiaomi Mi6 Appearance
Upgrade mainly at the back screen of smart phones. Xiaomi Mi6 appearance is increasingly becoming a new round of competition among mobile phone manufacturers since there is very little differentiation on phones hardwares.
In general, Xiaomi Mi6 screen size is 5.15 inches with slimmer bezels on the left and right sides, the screen minimum brightness is up to 1 nits. Xiaomi Mi6 screen features Invisible Fringerprint Sensor (IFS) to achieve elegant design without having the need to have an opening at the front glass panel. Other features are waterproof build, headset jack elimination and smooth design of rear cameras. These are major adjustments to Xiaomi Mi6 appearance.
Then for the critical B-side, Mi 6’s four-sided curved glass has solved the fitting problem for curve surface on glass material and together with stainless steel border running at the edges, it gives Xiaomi Mi6 a smooth in-hand feel. Lei Jun claims Xiaomi design team has an average of more than 10 year working experiences.
In addition, Xiaomi is trying to create a silver version on top of the current black, white and blue colors. It is still not in mass production due to some process challenges in the manufacturing. The ceramics technology is retained on Mi 6 and the camera is decorated with 18K gold ring, much like Mi MIX.
Xiaomi MI6 Performance And Hardware: The first Snapdragon 835 mobile phone from a China manufacturer
From a hardware perspective, Xiaomi Mi 6 has 5.15 inch screen at 1080p resolution, hardware components of Snapdragon 835 + 6GB LPDDR4 memory + 64GB/128GB storage; wide-angle and telephoto lens for dual rear cameras; 3350mAh battery; support the main network service providers and 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi. Xiaomi Mi6 main feature is Snapdragon 835, which is the first in China. Thanks to the 10nm fabrication technology, Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller in package size compared with the last-generation processor; GPU processing, DSP and communication consumes 45%, 20% and 20% less power, with overall power saving of 25%.
Xiaomi Mi6 Taking pictures: N ways to play with dual rear cameras
Dual rear cameras feature is becoming industrial standard to mobile phone manufacturers, however each implementation is different. Xiaomi Mi 6 solution is similar to iPhone 7, that is using the combination of both wide-angle and telephoto lens to support double optical zoom and maximum 10X digital zoom, and coupled with four-axis optical image stabilization, the stability of the image has been guaranteed. Another advantage of the dual cameras is to simulate the virtual background of the “portrait mode”, its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithm makes edge recognition more accurate in the photos. This is now a popular feature.
Xiaomi Mi6 Launch&Xiaomi Mi6 Price
Specific to the sales and marketing, Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched on April 28th 10am.
Conclusion: Headset jack elimination, four-sided curved glass, Snapdragon 835; any one of these can be a hot topic for a mobile phone. But pricing is still the most sensitive issue for Xiaomi. With Xiaomi Mi6 priced at RMB2499 it might have created sensitive issue on “prices increase for mobile phone industry in 2017”.