Xiaomi Mi 6 or Xiaomi Mi 5X : Which Dual-Camera Smartphone Should Come to India?

By August 16th, 2017 AT 7:42 AM

Xiaomi India VP, Manu Jain, has posted a new teaser on his twitter handle hinting that a dual-camera phone could probably come to India very soon. The post carries a photo with bokeh effect, however, he left his followers guessing for the name of this particular Xiaomi smartphone.

Our guess is that this could either be Xiaomi’s 2017 flagship, the Mi 6, or its mini but an affordable version, the Mi 5X, because both these are dual-camera toting smartphones that have not been made available in India yet.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a glorious glass and stainless steel design along with the dual rear camera setup. The company had also recently unveiled the Mi 5X in China with a similar design and the same dual-camera setup.

If we go into detail about the cameras, the Mi 5X boasts a combination of two 12MP rear shooters – one being a telephoto lens while the other one is a wide-angle lens. Incidentally, the Mi 6 also offers the same pair of rear camera sensors, so what is the difference you ask? Well, the Xiaomi Mi 6 remains a top-tier phone except with the Mi 5 buyers now have the option to try out the dual camera feature in a more affordable package.

For those not in the know, the Mi 5X packs a 5.5-inch display with Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and wraps in an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. The processor is shipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The device is backed by a 3,080mAh battery and comes with a 5MP camera up front for selfies and video calls. In terms of software, the Mi 5X is the first phone to ship with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 out of the box.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a smaller 5.15-inch 1080p display and is internally powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The SoC is clubbed with a massive 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard storage which is non-expandable and flaunts an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. The Mi 6 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a bigger 3,350mAh battery inside.

Although the Mi 5X and the Mi 6 are more or less the same in specs, there are a few additional differences such as the Mi 6 has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded right into the home button while the Mi 5X comes with a fingerprint sensor that sits on its rear. Yet another major difference is that the Mi 6 has ditched the 3.5mm audio jack while that isn’t the case with the Mi 5X.

Both the smartphones are on sale in China and both have a high possibility to arrive in India in the month of September. Going by the latest leak, we cannot say for sure if we will get to see just one of these devices or both the Mi 5X and Mi 6.

If that is the case, it is very likely that the Mi 6 will be made available to the Indian masses since it is the company’s flagship phone for 2017 and also because Xiaomi has got enough phones in its portfolio carrying the Snapdragon 625 chipset. However, if both the smartphones end up launching in India, the Mi 5X could be placed at a price range of around Rs. 15,000 and the Mi 6 could be priced around the Rs. 30,000 mark.

This vague post has successfully hyped up all the Xiaomi fans in India and looks like we have to wait until September to know more details. So stay tuned for more updates.

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