Mi 6X spotted on Geekbench; Hands-on videos, images leaked ahead of launch tomorrow


Ahead of its official unveiling in China tomorrow, the Xiaomi Mi 6X has made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database, confirming the presence of a power Snapdragon 660 chipset inside. In addition to the benchmark listing, hands-on videos as well as new leaked images showing the smartphone have also surfaced online.

Mi 6X: Geekbench Listing Confirms Snapdragon 660 SoC

The Xiaomi Mi 6X Geekbench listing has once again confirmed that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC under the hood, a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 625 chipset powering the Mi A1. In terms of performance, the Mi 6X prototype managed a score of 1622 in the single-core test and 4710 points in the multi-core test.

Mi 6X: Hands-On Video, Images Leaked

The leaked hands-on videos of the Xiaomi Mi 6X confirm that the smartphone will a Redmi Note 5 Pro-lookalike in terms of overall design. However, as confirmed by the Mi 6X TENAA listing, there will be slight differences in terms of physical dimensions and weight. Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi 6X features an 18:9 aspect ratio display on the front and a vertically-stacked dual-camera setup at the back. The fingerprint sensor is also placed on the back of the handset. Meanwhile, the latest leaked images of the handset confirm some of the key features of the Mi 6X, such as the 12MP + 20MP dual-cameras on the back, 20MP AI Selfie camera, and Snapdragon 660 SoC.

Mi 6X: Leaked Specifications, Features

The upcoming Mi 6X will be virtually identical to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of design, as you can see in the videos and images posted above. Dominating the front of the Mi 6X will be a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and a tall 18:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the bezel-less design, the Mi 6X will not be much bigger than its predecessor in terms of physical size, even though the display will be significantly larger.

Powering the Mi 6X will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC, the same chip that powers mid-range smartphones like the Nokia 7 Plus. In the memory department, Xiaomi is expected to offer the Chinese Mi 6X variant in three configurations – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. It remains to be seen if Xiaomi plans to launch all three versions in India or just two. We don’t expect to see a dedicated microSD card slot, the Mi 6X will likely use the same Hybrid Dual SIM configuration as the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

In the camera department, the Mi 6X will feature an impressive 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup on the back, while on the front will be a 20MP AI selfie camera. Unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi 6X is expected to support 4K video recording at 30fps. Some of the other key specs that have been confirmed so far include a 2910 or 3000mAh capacity battery with fast charging support, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and stock Android 8.1 Oreo on the Mi A2. Unfortunately, leaked retail box of the Mi 6X that surfaced online recently has revealed that the Mi 6X will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device will come bundled with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack.

Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Expected Price in India, Launch Date

As you may have guessed by now, the Mi A2 will be positioned higher than the Redmi Note 5 Pro in Xiaomi’s India lineup. This means the Mi A2 base variant with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage is likely to be priced at a slight premium over the Redmi Note 5 Pro. We expect Xiaomi to price the 4GB RAM variant at Rs.14,999 or Rs.15,999 at launch. The 6GB RAM variant with 64GB of onboard storage is likely to be priced at somewhere around the Rs.18,000 mark at launch in India.

While the Mi 6X will be made official in China tomorrow, there is still no word on when the Mi A2 will be launched in the Indian market. However, going by the Mi A2 reference on the Xiaomi India website, the launch event is likely to happen sometime in the coming weeks. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has also confirmed the company’s plans of bringing a “few” new Android One smartphones to India, with the Mi A2 being the first such device.