Though Xiaomi had already released a teaser of its upcoming Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones, but some unofficial leaks doing the rounds online seem to have added to the excitement around the new devices.
Ahead of the official launch on April 19, Mi 6 Plus' front has been revealed in the image leak, giving away key design details of the device.
Leaked on Chinese social site Weibo, the image shows two speaker grilles on the bottom edge of the device. It also looks like Xiaomi has taken inspiration from the Mi MIX, and most of the front is occupied by the display, except for the Home Button placed at the bottom end.
The successor to last year’s Mi 5, the smartphone is expected to come with a new chipset, more storage, better camera and improved design. The big highlight of the smartphone is said to be the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC integration, a significant upgrade from Mi 5. It is also expected to sport a dual-curved edge display - at least on one premium variant.
From what we know so far, Xiaomi Mi 6 could be launched in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB + 128GB variants priced at CNY 2,199 and CNY 2,599 respectively. The bigger Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus might offer 6GB of RAM + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 256GB variants, which will reportedly be priced at CNY 2,699 and CNY 3,699 respectively.
With a 5.1-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) display, Xiaomi Mi 6 will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. On the camera front, the Mi 6 will sport a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front snapper. Meanwhile, the Mi 6 Plus flagship is tipped to sport a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges and dual rear camera setup, while the Mi 6 will reportedly sport a flat screen.
Both the flagships are expected to come with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging support along with a 4000mAh battery.
More details will pour in when the company officially launches the phone on April 19, so keep checking this space.