Design looks a lot like Mi MIX

The design, although different, doesn't match with any of the previous leaks.

The leaked images of the smartphone, posted by a tipster on China's microblogging website Weibo, reveal an ample screen-to-body ratio, identical to Mi MIX.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is likely to ditch the physical home button as indicated by the renders, suggesting that the smartphone may feature touch sensitive control with onscreen buttons, similar to those rumored to be present on the impending Samsung Galaxy S8. The same designer is now working on Mi Mix's successor which will take the design aesthetics further up. The leaks have focused on the front of the display and may shed some light on the display of the new Xiaomi Mi 6.

Xiaomi already announced that it started working on a successor to the Mi MIX, one that would have a smaller screen-to-body ratio.

Chinese upstart Xiaomi is expected to release its next generation of flagship phones this year. The device is shown downloading an MIUI 8 zip file in the images, but if indeed this is a Xiaomi smartphone is not assured. Therefore, it is best if readers take this leak with a grain of salt. It also has to be pointed out that there is a lot that is missing in the device that is shown, which begs the question if it is indeed authentic.

Xiaomi, which is the world's fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, will launch three variants of the Xiaomi Mi 6. The device will boast 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor instead of 22.5-megapixel in the Mi Note 2. Out of the two, speculations about Xiaomi Mi 6 has been making rounds on the webosphere for quite some time now. The more premium variant will come for a slightly more expensive 2499 Yuan, which is an approximate Rs 24,605. Featuring a 362 ppi, 6.4-inch display with a 1080×2040 resolution, the Xiaomi Mi MIX is powered by a 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 4 or 6 GB of DDR4 RAM. The other variant of Mi 6 which is said to use the MediaTek Helio X30 processor is rumoured to come only in one option which includes 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

  • Carolyn Briggs