After many days of speculation, the Xiaomi Mi 6X has been officially announced. The new smartphone comes with dual cameras and the manufacturer says it exceeds high-end devices such as the Oppo R15 and iPhone X.
The strongest point of the Mi 6X, which will reach the rest of the world as Xiaomi Mi A2, is its dual camera.
The main sensor is a Sony IMX486 12MP and is accompanied by a lens f / 1.75 with a pixel size of 1.25 μm. The second camera comes with a Sony IMX376 20MP sensor and is used to achieve the portrait effect and improve photographs taken in low light.
As for the rest of specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6X comes with Snapdragon 660 processor with eight cores at 2.2GHz and Adreno 512 GPU. It will be available in three variants: 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB, and 6/128 GB.
Xiaomi Mi 6X Features and Specifications
The screen is the same as we found in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, that is, a panel of 5.99 “LCD with Full HD + resolution. In addition to having a fingerprint reader in the back, the Mi 6X comes with Face Unlock facial unlocking.
Of course, as it could not be otherwise, the dual camera comes with Artificial Intelligence functions to optimize more than 200 scenes, including 12 different portrait modes. In addition, according to the company, it will learn over time to provide more detail and better edge detection.
A new member has just landed in Xiaomi’s best catalog of mid-range phones. Mi 6X has introduced in China and reaches the top of the mid-range Android phones with good camera result. Almost a year Xiaomi launched Mi 5X, phone ahead Mi 6X, successful Mi A2, the collaboration of Xiaomi with Google.
Mi 6X will become a future Mi A2 within months; Most balanced phones with the best value for money in this first half of 2018.
Repeating a known design
The leaks have made a dent in the presentation of this Mi 6X. So much, hardly any surprises saved by the Chinese giant. First to come out on the Mi 6X its section, resemblance to other phones of the company is more obvious.
Front made of an Aluminum body with a large panel of 5.99 inches and resolution of 18: 9. IPS Full HD + screen, screen frames have been significantly reduced, front reminds us of the Redmi Note 5 Pro
Back of the body made of metal, come across a fingerprint reader located in the center. Dual camera is located in the upper right corner, vertically instead of horizontally as in the previous Mi 5X. Enjoy water resistance, one of the features that Xiaomi still resists adopting in most of its devices.
A medium range of power thanks to the Snapdragon 660
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor responsible for giving life to the new king of the mid-range in the Xiaomi catalog. It is a chip of 12 nanometers and eight cores, which generates a maximum clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. 4 or 6 GB of RAM with Mi 6X arrives, great performance in any situation.
Storage level, 64 or 128 GB expandable through microSD card, the capacity of 3,010 mAh battery, although enough it seems us. We will have to trust in the efficiency of the processor signed by Qualcomm.
The terminal software will be based on Android 8.1 Oreo, the latest available version of the Google operating system. MIUI in its version 9.5, among many other functions introduces navigation by gestures to interact with the system interface.
Dual cameras that promise war
Perhaps the aspect in which Xiaomi has stopped most in the presentation is the photographic capabilities of the device. Dual rear photographic system, consisting of two sensors, a main 12-megapixel IMX486 f / 1,75, and a secondary Sony IMX 376 of 20 megapixels, both accompanied by an LED flash and focus by phase detection.
In addition, having two very bright sensors, night photography improves substantially. Here you have another of the comparisons that have been put in the presentation (which, logically, you have to take with tweezers).
In portrait mode, the dual camera changes automatically to ensure the sharpness of vertical images. During the day, the 12-megapixel sensor is to achieve higher resolution. At night, the secondary camera of 20 megapixels since its large synthetic pixels provide greater brightness.
According to Xiaomi, a great effort has been devoted to improving the photographic section of the terminal, through different software-based systems that promise to improve the experience when taking photographs.
One of the aspects that have received the most improvements is night photography, as well as the background blur mode, which on this occasion takes advantage of artificial intelligence when detecting the edges of the object in the foreground.
It is also based on artificial intelligence the scene detection mode, thanks to which the camera is able to identify the situation, optimize the parameters to obtain the perfect capture after it has been taken.
At the time of the selfies, the 20 megapixels come back into the scene thanks to the Sony IMX376 sensor, which promises to capture images with great detail and colorful portraits. Xiaomi, of course, has not forgotten to include his famous skin softening system, so popular among the Chinese public.
Summary of specifications
|Xiaomi Mi 6X|
|Dimensions and weight||159 x 75.5 x 7.3 millimeters. 166 grams of weight.|
|screen||5.99 inches Full HD + IPS Panel with 18: 9.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 12 nm and 8 cores Kryo 260 at 2.2 GHz. Adreno 512 GPU.|
|RAM||4 or 6 GB.|
|OS||Android 8.1 with MIUI 9.5.|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB expandable.|
|Cameras||Back of dual 12 MP IMX486 +20 MP Sony IMX376. Front of 20 MP Sony IMX376.|
|Battery||3.010 mAh with Quick Charge Quick Charge 3.0.|
|Others||Rear fingerprint reader, AI-based facial unlocking, infrared emitter, My AI virtual assistant (only in China).|
Price and availability
Xiaomi Mi 6X available in China, will available other countries. Sale starts from next Friday, April 27, reservations begin today on the company’s website, arrive in 5 different colors: black, red, blue, pink and gold.
Regarding its price, Xiaomi has confirmed that there will be three versions. The most affordable, with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, the price in USD $400.