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Xiaomi Mi 6X is now official - here's what you need to know

We get an upgraded 20MP+12MP dual camera setup, but it looks like the 3.5mm jack has been ditched.

Published onApril 25, 2018

Xiaomi Mi 6X
Xiaomi Mi 6X

We’ve known about the device for a few weeks now, but the Xiaomi Mi 6X has finally been revealed by the Chinese manufacturer.

The phone packs a Snapdragon 660 that should make for a notable speed upgrade over the Mi A1’s Snapdragon 625 chipset, so those hoping for a much more powerful device are in luck. But expect battery capacity to stay in the same ballpark, as we’ve got a 3,010mAh pack with Quick Charge 3.0 here.

In the camera department, you’ll find a 20MP and 12MP f/1.75 aperture dual-camera layout (IMX376 and IMX486, respectively), enabling portrait mode shots.

Xiaomi is touting AI-powered scene recognition as well, claiming the camera suite is capable of recognizing dozens of scenes, objects, and subjects. A front-facing 20MP camera (IMX376) handles selfie duties. Both 20MP cameras offer pixel-binning tech of sorts, essentially combining four pixels into a two micron pixel.

As for other noteworthy features, we’ve got a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 LCD screen (18:9), rear fingerprint scanner, IR blaster, and a USB Type C port. A quick look at both the top and bottom of the phone shows no headphone jack, so you’d better get used to Bluetooth or an adapter.

The Mi 6X launches on April 27 at 1,599 yuan (~$253) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, 1,799 yuan (~$285) for the 6GB / 64GB model, and 1,999 yuan (~$316) for the top-end 6GB / 128GB device.

If last year’s phone was any indicator, then we might see the Mi 6X eventually launch outside China as an Android One-toting Mi A2.

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