Categories Technology News

The Affordable Xiaomi Mi 6 Could be a Setback for OnePlus 5 And Honor 8 Pro in India

Published by
Chakri K

Xiaomi’s Mi 6 could be a major game changer in the country with its beastly specifications tantamount to those of the OnePlus 5 and the Honor 8 Pro, currently ruling the mid-range smartphone market in 2017. Add to this Xiaomi’s aggressive pricing strategy that we’re all already well aware of, and we could have a possible premium flagship winner here.


Going by the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 6 on paper and its cost balancing around the price range of Rs. 25,000, it has the potential to disrupt the hype created by OnePlus 5 and Honor 8 Pro among buyers. And here’s why. Xiaomi has gone for a slightly compact 5.15-inch display despite the current industry standard being the 5.5-inch display that is common in mid-range smartphones – because who doesn’t love a phone that fits easily in your pocket.

Furthermore, not opting to go for a Quad-HD display gives it bonus points as it saves more battery and also offers a great viewing experience, both indoors and outdoors. The Mi 6 then has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Soc under the hood, which is rated quite highly and is also present in the OnePlus 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Looks-wise, the Xiaomi Mi 6 boasts a design combination of glass and stainless steel and is available in a slew of colour options for you to pick from. Just like the bezel-less Mi Mix, the Xiaomi Mi 6 also comes in a limited-edition ceramic version, which is supposedly much stronger than the regular Mi 6 models. We know for sure that the Mi 6 is ‘splash-resistant’ but cannot confirm if the phone will come with a protective covering.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is a tad heavier than its contenders, but it is sturdier and more premium-looking than the Honor 8 Pro and OnePlus 5. As we generally see in Xiaomi phones, the biometric sensor sits to the front of the device. But make no mistake, the new Mi 6 is all set to make a statement with its ‘under-glass’ fingerprint scanner, and the Xiaomi fans cannot wait to witness this in reality.

For those who are wondering what this ‘under-glass’ exactly is, it is a fingerprint sensor integrated directly beneath the display screen instead of a dedicated area for this purpose. In the Mi 6, we see a missing home button replaced by the display screen itself, with the under-glass fingerprint sensor along with the ‘back’ and ‘app-switching’ capacitive keys.

When it comes to the software, the Mi 6 runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 8.2 skin on top. If you are not much of a stock-Android fan, the MIUI 8.2 comes with all the trappings you want from a fully functional operating system including features such as themes, second space, scrollable screenshots, and dual apps.

As for the hardware, the processor is paired with an Adreno 540 GPU and 6GB of RAM. The Mi 6 is expected to be available in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. As for the camera, the Xiaomi Mi 6 also has a dual-camera setup like the Oneplus 5 and Honor 8 Pro. The Mi 6 packs a combination of two 12MP cameras on the rear, with one wide-angle lens and the other being a telephoto lens.

The cameras come with added features like the 2X optic zoom, 10X digital zoom, Bokeh effect, and 4-axis OIS. Sitting on the front is an 8MP camera for selfies. The device is powered by a 3,350mAh battery equipped with fast-charging support.

Xiaomi had already made its intentions clear that it would not be launching the Mi 6 in India. However, if at all the launch indeed happens, hopefully, sometime this month, it will prove to be a tough contender to smartphones like the OnePlus 5 and the Honor 8 Pro.

This post was last modified on July 10, 2017 3:32 am

Chakri K

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

Published by
Chakri K

Recent Posts

Airtel 5G Plus Launched in Itanagar

Bharti Airtel just announced the launch of 5G Plus services in Itanagar. Known for its…

Best Korean Thriller Movies to Stream on Netflix and Prime Video

The Korean Film Industry has produced a wide variety of genres over its many decades…

Jio Launches 5G in Haridwar

Reliance Jio has just announced that it has launched 5G in Haridwar. The total number…

OnePlus Collabs with Hans Zimmer for the OnePlus Buds Pro 2

OnePlus has collaborated with the legendary music composer Hans Zimmer for the upcoming OnePlus Buds…

Aditya Birla Group has Promised Govt to Bring Investments for Vodafone Idea

The Aditya Birla Group has reportedly promised the Indian government that it would bring the…

Vodafone Idea Continues its 20 Month-Long Subscriber Losing Streak

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its November 2022 report on the Telecom Subscription…

Vodafone Idea Users Face Network Down Issues

Vodafone Idea (Vi) users in India faced a network down issue on Friday (February 3,…

Revisiting Airtel Fiber Broadband Plans in Feb 2023

Airtel Xstream Fiber is one of the largest internet service providers (ISPs) in India. The…

Top Malayalam Criminal Thriller Movies to Stream on OTT

Crime thrillers are hailed as one of the most popular genres among moviegoers for various…