Xiaomi is launching the Mi 6X today in China at an event that will be held in the Wuhan University in China. The smartphone will be the successor to the Mi 5X which was launched in China last year, and then rebranded as the Mi A1 for Indian and some other international smartphone markets.
The Mi 5X and the Mi A1 had the same hardware, with the software being the only difference among the two. The Mi 5X used MIUI interface, while the Mi A1 was Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone ever, which means that it came with stock Android user interface and a promise of two major Android version updates throughout its lifecycle.
Xiaomi Mi 6X: Launch Event Live Video Stream
The company is holding an event today at the Wuhan University in China to launch the Mi 6X, and there’s a live video stream of the launch event which you can view here. The event will start at 2 PM CST (11:30 AM Indian Standard Time). The launch event will be in Chinese, and for those who can’t follow the Chinese live video stream, we are live blogging the event with minute-by-minute updates.
Xiaomi Mi 6X: Specs, Price, Features We Know So Far
It is now being widely expected that the Mi 6X will be rebranded as the Mi A2 in India. Most of the information about the phone has already been leaked several times before the company started teasing it on social media websites in China. Its design and specifications were leaked through TENAA certification documents, and then the company started teasing its 20MP front and rear cameras. Xiaomi also teased all the colour variants it will launch the Mi 6X in, and a promotional video was leaked as well. We had also spotted the pricing of the device ahead of its launch, and then Xiaomi released the first promotional video of the Mi 6X. The phone could have a starting price of CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 18,900) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is said to cost CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 21,000) in China.
Right now, we know that the Xiaomi Mi 6X features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution (2160×1080 pixels). It will feature a design that’s similar to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and it will be released in five colours: Black Stone, Cherry Powder, Glacier Blue, Red Flame, and Sand Gold. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. There will also be a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There will be an option to expand the storage using the hybrid SIM card slot which can also be used as a microSD card slot. The phone will run MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
On the imaging side of things, it will have a 12MP+20MP dual rear facing camera, with both the sensors – Sony IMX486 and Sony IMX376 – featuring ƒ/1.8 aperture and phase-detection autofocus. The camera setup can click images with background blur and record 4K videos at 30fps. The front-facing 20MP selfie camera is said to feature the Sony IMX376 sensor and ƒ/2.2 aperture. Connectivity options could include dual-SIM card slot, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast screen mirroring, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone port. It could come packed with a 2910mAh battery and fast charging support.