Xiaomi has finally come out with the Mi 6X after numerous leaks threatened to reveal everything about the smartphone. The handset’s focus is on photography and artificial intelligence, as is the trend these days among Android smartphones.
Another trend which Xiaomi has cottoned on to is removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, sure to annoy customers who prefer having the port around. The 5.99-inch screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio for a taller display and retains bezels all around. The overall design is very reminiscent of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, right down to the upper-left position of the dual cameras at the back.
Speaking of the module, the system packs a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor and a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with an aperture of f/1.75 and a 1.25um pixel size. The former utilizes pixel binning technology to combine 4 pixels into one large 2um pixel. This process ups light sensitivity for brighter images and videos even in low light conditions.
Xiaomi claims the dual cameras help capture superior portrait photos, blurring out the background and focusing on the foreground. Its AI scene detection technology helps the 20MP selfie shooter do the same in spite of not having a secondary lens. An identical Sony IMX376 sensor can be found here along with its low-light capabilities.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6X:
– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 660
– GPU: Adreno 512
– Storage: 64GB/128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Camera: 20MP + 12MP rear, 20MP front
– Battery: 3010mAh
– Size: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
– Weight: 168g
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fiac, USB Type-C, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Mi 6X is going to be priced at CNY 1599 (roughly Rs 16900) for its 4GB/64GB option, CNY 1799 (approx Rs 19010) for its 6GB/64GB model, and CNY 1999 (around Rs 21125) for its 6GB/128GB version. The handset will probably arrive as the Mi A2 in overseas markets like India as part of the Android One program.