At the MWC event last year, we saw the appearance of the Xiaomi Mi 5, but in Barcelona this time, there was no Mi 6 to be seen. Instead, Xiaomi leaked a steady flow and rumors on its upcoming flagship and there’s now a new one to add to that list.
A source outside China now claims that there will be two different-sized variants of the Mi 6 – a 5.15-inch one like its predecessor, Mi 5, and a 5.7-inch version for phablet lovers. Both will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa- core chipset, which is in line with previous rumors.
What is interesting about this report is that the Mi 6 will supposedly come equipped the Sony IMX400 sensor – the same 3-layer stacked CMOS imager, which was announced by Sony one month ago. This sensor is integrated inside the duo Xperia XZ Premium and XZs and Sony showed off the 960fps high frame rate shooting capabilities at MWC this year.
The Xiaomi Mi6 was previously rumored to come equipped the IMX386 sensor, but after all the report states that the Sony IMX400 sensor will appear on the next Xiaomi flagship. However, Xiaomi could be given a ‘lite’ version of the imager, as it’s limited to 480fps.
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As for the original source, it also says that the bigger Mi 6 version (probably the Mi 6 Plus) will come with a dual camera setup, like on iPhone 7 Plus. Other specs of the device include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, 8MP front-facing camera, and run on the latest MIUI version based on Android Nougat out of the box.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumored to be launched on April 16, so we expect to get more leaks and guesswork for another month.