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Mi 6: Xiaomi?s new flagship smartphone announced with two rear cameras

Xiaomi Mi 6 happens to be the first device powered by Snapdragon 835 to debut in China. Photograph: (WION)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 19, 2017, 10.06 AM (IST)

Chinese tech company Xiaomi has finally debuted its new flagship smartphone - Mi 6. The new smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 835 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. It comes in two storage variants - 64GB and 128GB. It will be available in three colours - Black, White and Blue - as well as two special editions - Ceramic and Silver.

Prices for the Mi 6 start at RMB 2,499. The 6GB + 64GB version is priced at RMB 2,499 (USD 363), while the 6GB + 128GB version carries a price tag of RMB 2,899 (USD 420). The Ceramic edition, on the other hand, will be available at RMB 2,999 (USD 435).

The Mi 6 happens to be the first device powered by Snapdragon 835 to debut in China. Compared with the last-generation Snapdragon 820, Snapdragon 835 is claimed to be 35 per cent smaller in package size. It, as Xiaomi claims, consumes 25 per cent less power, which contributes to a longer battery life on the Mi 6.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features an optical zoom dual-camera setup, which, as the company explains, “is able to take clearer photos of distant subjects, and portrait shots have an unparalleled background blur effect.”

The two lenses allow Mi 6 to calculate what is in the foreground and what is in the background, creating a depth of field effect.

“The dual camera setup on Mi 6 comes with wide angle and telephoto lenses used to incredible effect. The 2x optical zoom makes sure photos of distant subjects remain clear, while 10x digital zoom is also supported. Mi 6 also comes with four-axis OIS so images and videos remain sharp, reducing the effect of handshake or motion,” says Xiaomi in a press note.

The Mi 6 features four-sided 3D curved glass and a stainless steel frame. Other features of the Mi 6 include a 5.15-inch display, 3350mAh battery, which is claimed to keep the phone running for an entire day on a single charge, stereo speakers, front fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C charging.

Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone will be available from April 28 on and in all 72 Mi Home stores in China. According to the company, the Mi 6 will make its way to select global markets at a later date.


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