Xiaomi has made quite a name for them in a very short amount of time, and if you’re one of the few to hear about the Chinese start-up then it’s only a matter of time. Straight out of China, Xiaomi is slowly being seen in other markets worldwide and has quickly become the fourth leading smartphone manufacturer in the world. This leads us to state the most amazing thing about this as they have yet to scrape the surface of what they can accomplish.
The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 is already getting noticed by consumers worldwide, partly in part as it’s looking to become a worldwide launch in 2017. The many rumors and leaks suggest the limited market availability will be a thing of the past as plans for a US launch seem evident. Xiaomi has already becoming one of the industry leaders of smartphones and other tech products in India, soon to be launched in Africa, and will be making their way to a market near you.
The Mi 6 looks to bring out the very best in what Xiaomi is all about including amazing specs reminiscent of any flagship, but at a fraction of the cost. The budget friendly tech products including smartphones, tables, fitness trackers, and much more are getting the reputation of mixing quality with price. In this day in age it’s hard to accomplish, but somehow, someway, they seem to do it with each new product launch.
The following Xiaomi Mi 6 preview details all we know so far including rumors, specs, features, price, and release date info.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Rumors
The concept of the Mi 6 in itself is one huge rumor as the phone has yet to be confirmed, but we all know it’s already in the works. With the Mi 5 due to be announced in just over a month, it’s only a matter of time before the attention shifts to the inevitable 2017 launch. We’re already hearing a great deal of info including when, where, what’s inside, and much more that gives us something to truly look forward to.
The numerous Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors suggest a huge concept, literally. We can expect to see better security, faster processor, more efficient battery, and more features than previous Xiaomi smartphones. The Chinese start-up is looking to further compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung, but this time it’ll be on a worldwide stage.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Specs
There’s no denying the Xiaoimi Mi 6 specs will be better than the Mi5 with some of the biggest attention focusing on different models launched in different markets. We’re hearing those in the US, UK, and other markets in Europe will have expandable memory with uncertainty if the same will be available for Asian markets.
Other specs we’re hearing will be seen include the Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 processor. There was some speculation that Xiaomi will be going to their own chipset in the Mi 6, but now we’re hearing differently. It’s likely the Xiaomi chipsets will be used exclusively for low and mid-range handsets while the Mi 6 will certainly be a flagship model.
All of the latest Mi 6 specs are detailed below:
- 5.2” Ultra HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5GHz octa-core processor
- 23 MP rear camera
- 7 MP front camera
- 2500 mAh battery
- Gorilla Glass 4
- 16, 32, and 64 GB internal memory and expandable
Xiaomi Mi 6 Features
Some of the biggest details on the new features of the Mi 6 look to improve the functionality and mobility making it practical for those on the go. In this day in age this means all of us which are something that Xiaomi looks to appeal to with the new Xiaomi Mi 6 features.
We’re hearing wireless charging with a faster rapid charging plus feature. Wireless charging is just that, but looks to be significantly faster than smartphones we’ve already seen with the same feature. For those looking for faster, chorded charging we’re hearing an enhanced rapid charging plus feature that will allow users to get a full charge in just over 45 minutes.
Some of the more intriguing rumors suggest Xiaomi is currently looking at eye sensing technology. This is the new wave of smartphones for the future with some manufacturers already looking to make this present technology. The Mi 6 could boast a retina eye scanner to function along with a fingerprint scanner for enhanced security.
The added security features coincides with consumers looking at mobile payment options and eye scanner technology is the most secure technology to-date.Of course, waterproof, health related sensors, and everything you would expect from flagship smartphone of this magnitude.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Price
The latest word on the possible Xiaomi Mi 6 price starts at only $399 which is about 2500 Yuan, Rs. 26,400, and about 260 GBP. The price reflected for a 16GB model with rumors that the price could be as low as $349 for the product launch.
Much of the above depends on if Xiaomi will be integrating their own chipsets into the Mi 6. We’ve been hearing Xiaomi has been working on building their own processors, but there’s been conflicting reports if they’ll be used in all handsets or just low and mid-range smartphones. The Mi 6 will certainly be a flagship which is more likely to feature the Qualcomm 820 processor which would mean a $399 is more practical.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Release Date
It was initially thought the Mi 6 would launch in China during the summer of 2017, but now we’re hearing consumers will have to wait a bit longer. The much anticipated Xiaomi Mi 6 release date won’t be until Q4 of 2017 and realistically sometime in November. The latest rumors are consistent with what we’ve been hearing out of China which means the India, US, UK, and European launch won’t be until just before the holidays.
Either way, the Mi 6 will be an amazing addition of gift-wrapped presents underneath the true, and those here in the US will be impatiently waiting the official word. The worldwide launch will first be seen in China as consumers in other markets can anticipate the launch in local markets to be soon-after.
Xiaomi has already said there flagships would be heading to the US, but no official date has been given. If the Mi 6 does make its way to the US, the specific release date will be carrier specific. As is the case with other smartphones, cell carriers dictate when product availability will be, but there relatively close to each other. It would be nice to see all of the top US carriers to feature the release including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.
Is 2017 the Year Xiaomi Lands at #1 in Sales Worldwide?
Xiaomi first launched in 2011, and in just over four years has quickly risen to the top spot in one of the world’s largest smartphone markets. As Xiaomi makes their push to moving into global markets, it’ll be interesting to see how the likes of other manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung respond.
When looking at two of the same year models, the specs are similar, but there’s one huge difference that continues to separate the Chinese start-up from the rest. Consumers want a smartphone with all the bells and whistles, but at a price they want to pay which is something that Apple and Samsung will have a hard-time competing with.
The US market is the largest smartphone market globally, and if the Mi 6 does launch in the states and UK in 2017 it’ll be difficult for consumers to not take notice. One thing’s for certain, the Mi 6 will be a highly anticipated product launch, and based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s within good reason.
We’ll keep you updated with all the latest rumors and confirmations including all Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors, specs, features, price, and release date info as soon as we get more.