The Xiaomi Mi 6 is just a few days away from making an official appearance, and as is the case with most smartphones these days, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect ahead of the phone’s announcement. A recent leak had said that Xiaomi would be equipping both the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus with the Snapdragon 835 SoC; the Snapdragon 835 is set to be the SoC of choice for this year’s flagship smartphones, and it looks like it will make for blazing-fast performance on Xiaomi’s upcoming phones.
The Mi 6 has been listed on the Geekbench benchmark database earlier today, with single-core and multi-core performance scores of 2006 and 6438. Those are impressive scores to say the least, even though the unit tested wasn’t running on the processor’s maximum clock speed. The scores are also much higher than those of the Google Pixel, which is the fastest Android flagship on the market right now. Since the Snapdragon 835 is manufactured on a 10nm process, the Mi 6 is likely to be very energy efficient as well, especially since Xiaomi is expected to stick to Full HD displays for the standard and Plus variants of the device.
The Geekbench listing also confirms that the Mi 6 will launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box; a previous leak had suggested the 5.1-inch Mi 6 would run Marshmallow while the 5.7-inch Mi 6 Plus would get Nougat, but it looks like both models will run the latest version of Android with MIUI 8 on top. Hardware specifications of the handsets are said to include a 12-megapixel dual camera on the back for the Mi 6 Plus and a 19-megapixel camera for the Mi 6, 8-megapixel UltraPixel selfie cameras, 32/64/128GB UFS 2.0 storage, and 3200 and 4500 mAh batteries. The Mi 6 will also be offered in a variant with 4GB of RAM, but with similar storage options as its bigger sibling.
Pricing will reportedly start at 1999 Yuan (Rs 19,350) for the Mi 6 and 2,999 Yuan (Rs 33,875) for the Mi 6 Plus. There’s currently no word on when the phones will go on sale.