After a long wait, Xiaomi is finally all set to announce the successor to the Mi 5 tomorrow. The company confirmed the info on its official Weibo page earlier today.
Xiaomi announced four flagship smartphones after the Mi 5 last year – Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Note 2, and the Mi MIX. However, all four devices have been exclusive to the Chinese market. So for most global markets (including Singapore), the Mi 6 will probably be the first and final flagship Xiaomi smartphone of the year.
According to a leaked pre-sale promotion for the Mi 6, the standard variant will be priced at RMB 3199 in China (SGD 651) while the premium variant will cost RMB 3999 (SGD 814). The standard variant is expected to feature a 5.1” display with 1080p resolution, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage options, 12MP rear-facing camera with 4K video capture, and an 8MP selfie camera. As expected from a flagship smartphone launching in Q2 2017, the Mi 6 will be running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with the company’s MIUI skin on top.
The rumored Mi 6 Plus is expected to be similar to the standard Mi 6 in most areas except for the display size and perhaps battery capacity as well. All the details will of course be revealed tomorrow once Xiaomi makes the Mi 6 official.