Xiaomi reveals Mi6 with Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM and iPhone 7 camera

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Other specs include the powerful Snapdragon 835 processor that's also powering the new Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, making the Xiaomi Mi 6 among the very first smartphones to rock Qualcomm's latest processor. Apart from this, we have 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage options with no option to expand further via microSD card.

Let's first look at the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6 packs a attractive design which is a blend of curved glass back and metal frame on the side. Similarly a dual LED and tone flash is placed right next to the cameras on the curved back side and the official Xiaomi logo. Interestingly, Xiaomi has introduced Mi6 in a highly distinctive Blue and Gold colour variant where the rear glass panel that curves along all four edges.

The new Xiaomi Mi Max is also keeping its 3.5 mm headphone jack with the IR blaster, speaker grilles and USB Type-C port to boot.

Earlier reports were proven true as Xiaomi Mi6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB of RAM.

Xiaomi at the event also announced a Silver Edition of the Mi 6 which will sport four-sided 3D curves and an ultra reflective mirror finish. The front camera consist of 8MP for selfie shooters.

Xiaomi Mi6 will go on sale on Mi.com and Mi Home Stores in China this coming April 28. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with heretofore MIUI on top. As is already evident, the flagship from Xiaomi is half the price of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, another popular high-end phone that has a dual camera system.

The Honor 8, on the other hand, also features a dual camera setup with a pair of 12-megapixel cameras.

The Mi 6 relies on a 3,350 mAh battery which thanks to the less demanding FHD display and power-efficient 10nm SoC onboard, should be able to sustain a long life onboard.

Overall both phones are looks good on the brochure with the Galaxy S8 being the pricier device comes with better specifications. Xiaomi does have a phone that takes the no-bezel approach - the stunning Mi Mix - but that design has been omitted here. Also, the Galaxy S8 unlike Mi 6, offers 5 levels of biometric security including the iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, and facial recognition. It comes with 2.2 dual Wi-Fi technology allowing better and wider connectivity. Xiaomi also revealed that there will be an global release to "selected" markets in the future though the date and locations were withhold. The base model costs CNY2,499 ($363) and comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.