Xiaomi Mi 6 Launched in China. India Next?

Did you think OnePlus 3T will be the only ones for some time to come with 6GB RAM? Think again (ore perhaps read this). Those in China can now buy the latest Xiaomi flagship smartphone, the Mi 6. It sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset underneath its body. Priced from RMB 2,499 onwards (equal to roughly Rs 23,500). It is the first smartphone in China to come with Snapdragon 835 chip. Read on to know more about Xiaomi Mi 6 India launch date, expected price, specifications and features.

Xiaomi Mi 6 India Launch - Variants

Xiaomi Mi 6 Price

Price for 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant RMB 2,499
Xiaomi Mi 6 (6GB RAM/128GB internal storage) RMB 2,899
Price for Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition RMB 2,999

The three variants of the Mi 6, when converted to Indian rupees, cost roughly Rs 23,500, Rs 27,000 and Rs 28,000 respectively. At such a price, they represent immense value for money, even more than OnePlus 3T. However, when it comes to India, taxation may affect the Mi 6’s price. Moreover, Xiaomi may just choose to bring in a less powerful version of the phone to keep costs down. Let’s hope Xiaomi Mi 6 India launch happens at this price point.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 India Launch Date

Expected Launch Date H1, 2017-18

It is difficult to ascertain when the Xiaomi Mi 6 India launch will take place. However, do note that it should come to India this year if it has to make a mark in the Indian market. Since there are no Snapdragon 835 chip phones with 6GB RAM in India, Xiaomi has a golden opportunity to tilt the market in its favour for a long time to come.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Specifications

Processor 2.45GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display 5.15-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (rear) Camera Dual 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 3350mAh
Dual SIM N/A

The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with powerful hardware. However, if it comes to India, it may be the first phone to come with the Snapdragon 835 chip. Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with Exynos 8895 chip in India. Expect it to eat into OnePlus’ market share until the OnePlus 5 comes out.

Xiaomi Mi 6 India Launch - Blue Colour

Xiaomi Mi 6 Features

Dual rear camera setup
Glass-metal construction
Three colours
Two special editions
Under-glass fingerprint reader on front panel
Water Resistant
USB Type-C

This phone comes loaded to the gills with features. Some of the firsts the Xiaomi Mi 6 brings to the market are under-glass fingerprint scanner up front and a dual lens setup. Those make it quite desirable. With two special editions – Ceramic and Silver – this phone is going to be exclusive too. It will be available in Black, White and Blue colours as such.

 Xiaomi Mi 6 India Launch - White colour

What do you think of Xiaomi Mi 6? What are its chances of success in India? Please weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.

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