Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi 6 as the successor to last year’s Mi 5. Like its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to come in with high-end specs and features but keep the price towards the lower end of the scale.
There have been lots of rumors regarding the Xiaomi Mi 5C, but little has been said regarding the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. Apart from a few hearsays from China regarding its hardware specs, the Mi 6’s details have remained dotted, but we may have just stumbled upon the first real images of this phone.
Last year, the tech giant was at the MWC for the first time. It used this opportunity to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 5, but this time around, the Mi 6 will not be unveiled at the MWC 2017 as the company will not be attending the show. Still, this hasn’t stopped alleged in-house info about the phone from showing up and from what we have, it appears that the phone won’t be that impressive from the design perspective or perhaps the images didn’t do it any justice.
Sourced from China’s Weibo, the leaked Xiaomi Mi 6 images show a screen size that seems a little larger than the current Mi 5, probably somewhere between 5.2 inches and 5.5 inches. But as noted, the design aesthetics are not the best, especially looking at the seemingly significant bezels on the right and left sides of the screen. The screen also comes with square edges and the main edges of the phone are rounded, which further makes it a bit weirder, especially after looking at what LG has done with the G6. Still, the phone has a great screen-to-body ratio and no physical button on the front, which leaves us asking questions as to where the fingerprint scanner will be located.
In fact, the great screen-to-body ratio is just about the only interesting thing about the design of this alleged Xiaomi Mi 6. But since the image isn’t coming from Xiaomi, better take it with a grain of salt.
Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a Mi 5 successor that is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC and at least 4GB RAM. If this is to materialize, the phone has to be released after April, which is when the chipset will be available in huge volumes. It is probably why the company opted to skip the MWC 2017 event and release the Xiaomi Mi 6 later, probably in May or June.