Xiaomi sent out an invite to an event on April 25 recently, leaving fans guessing as to whether it would release the Mi 6X AKA Mi A2 or Mi 7. The company has now cleared the air itself, confirming that the former will be making its debut in a Weibo post.
Not only that, Xiaomi’s also posted a teaser for the Mi 6X which shows it off in a blue color option. The device looks a lot like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, featuring an iPhone X-like dual camera arrangement and centrally-located fingerprint scanner. The antenna lines snake along the top and bottom edges, just like the Mi 5X.
The image further reveals that one member of the twin-lens setup at the back has a 20MP sensor. The other one hasn’t been mentioned, but earlier leaks have suggested a 12MP Sony IMX486 snapper sitting beside it. The front of the Xiaomi phone might be occupied by a 20MP Sony IMX 376 shooter.
A recent firmware leak revealed quite a bit about the Mi 6X. A Snapdragon 660 processor is expected to take center stage, alongside either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of ROM. There might be a 2910mAh battery to provide power and the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 to keep things running smoothly.
If Xiaomi follows the same pattern as last year, it’ll launch the Mi 6X as the Mi A2 in India and replace MIUI with pure Android courtesy Google’s Android One software. We’ll fill you in on more details about the device as and when new leaks drop in.