Xiaomi’s forthcoming Mi 6 has leaked to reveal a slinky design derivative of the Mi 5, as well as the presence of a dual-camera array.
While we felt that Xiaomi’s Mi 5 was a derivative effort, it certainly was an attractive handset – and now all indications point to the fact that the forthcoming Xiaomi Mi 6 will share some of that same design DNA.
In a new leak first spotted by PhoneArena, it is alleged that the forthcoming Mi 6 will be the first flagship Xiaomi handset to sport a dual-camera array. While some reports have conflicted that assertion, it is worth noting that it is believed that Xiaomi is readying both a standard and plus-sized Mi 6, where the latter variant might be termed the Pro.
The report alleges that the Mi 6 will retain the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner found on the Mi 5s, and will feature reduced size bezels so as to accommodate a larger display in a smaller form factor.
It is expected that the standard Mi 6 might arrive with 1080p display, while the larger variant would accommodate a QHD panel to capitalize on Xiaomi’s recent push into virtual reality.
In terms of processing power, it is possible that the Mi 6 might be the first vector for Xiaomi’s first generation chipset, dubbed the Surge S1. However, other possibilities abound.
Given that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now out in the wild, Xiaomi’s answer might include the same chipset found on Samsung’s latest handset: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. Alternate rumours indicate that the device might opt for the elder Snapdragon 821 chipset.
It is expected that the device will ship with a standard 4GB of RAM and 32GB of baseline storage, while a larger Pro variant might accommodate 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A 4,000mAh battery and USB Type-C support would supposedly round out the package.
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