Xiaomi, in its homeland China, today unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 6X smartphone as a successor to the Mi 5X. The Mi 6X packs incredible hardware for the asking price, and the same device might be launched in other markets as Mi A2, including India as a successor to the successful Mi A1 smartphone. The Mi 6X comes in five different colours- Cherry Powder, Red Flame, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue and Black Stone. Pricing of the smartphone starts from 1599 Yuan (approx. Rs 16,500) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option goes for 1799 Yuan (approx. Rs 18,602), and the 6GB RAM+128GB option will retail for 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs 20,670).
Design wise, the Mi 6X looks a lot like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which was launched in India earlier this year. The Mi 6X sports the same 5.99-inch Full HD+ display as the Note 5 Pro, but the antenna bands are visible on the top and bottom of the rear. The rear cameras are aligned vertically, which makes the devices yet another clone of the Apple iPhone X.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X is powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC and comes in various RAM and storage options with the RAM going up to 6GB and the storage up to 128GB. Sadly, this device doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. So Xiaomi is starting the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack in mid-range smartphones, which might be the start of something terrible. Let’s hope that other brands don’t follow this trend.
Another highlight of the Mi 6X is the dual rear cameras. The Mi 6X sports a 20MP Sony IMX376 primary sensor at the back which works in tandem with a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor. To the front of the phone, we have a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor along with an LED flash. The cameras will surely be impressive on the Mi 6X.
The device boots Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out of the box and is backed by a 3010mAh battery. Xiaomi will bundle an 18W Quick Charge 3.0 charger inside the retail box.
The Mi 6X is a perfect successor to the Mi 5X smartphone, and Xiaomi should bring this to the Indian market as the Mi A2 and follow its Honest pricing strategy. If it launches in India, the Nokia 7 Plus will get a true competitor.