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Xiaomi Mi 6X may arrive with beefy CPU, 20MP+12MP dual cameras (Update)

Update: Xiaomi has now confirmed that the Mi 6X will be unveiled on April 25 in Wuhan, China as anticipated.

Published onApril 16, 2018

Xiaomi Mi 6X TENAA listing

Update (04/16/18 at 08:04 A.M.): Xiaomi has now confirmed that the Mi 6X will indeed be unveiled on April 25 in Wuhan, China. The accompanying image (seen below) shows the back of the phone too, matching up well to the TENAA pictures.

Xiaomi Mi 6X teaser

The announcement post [translated] also claims that the phone will have “dual 20MP cameras.” We think this means a 20MP camera on the front and one on the rear (in addition to the 12MP rear shooter claimed by XDA-Developers) rather than two 20MP cameras on the back.

Original article: The Xiaomi Mi 6X is widely tipped to launch in the coming weeks. A listing on China’s TENAA organisation gave us a taster, but it looks like all the major specs have now been uncovered.

The information comes via XDA-Developers, which got its hands on the device’s firmware files. The Xiaomi Mi 6X looks like a notable power upgrade over its predecessors, the Mi 5X/Mi A1, thanks to a Snapdragon 660 chipset (compared to the predecessor’s Snapdragon 625). The publication also tips the new handset to offer 4GB to 6GB RAM, 32GB to 128GB of storage and an 18:9 display at 2160×1080 resolution.

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The photography department also seems like it has received an upgrade, featuring a 12MP and 20MP f/1.8 dual camera combination. By comparison, the Mi A1 offered two 12MP shooters (f/2.2 and f/2.6). The new device won’t have a telephoto lens, but it’s believed to feature a Portait Mode. Look at the front of the phone and you should find a 20MP f/2.2 camera with a flash.

In terms of software, the Xiaomi Mi 6X is anticipated to run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9. We’d expect the device to run stock Android if it leaves China.

When will it be launched?

As for a release date? Xiaomi has sent out invites for an April 25 event in China, which suggests that we’ll see the device then.

Another possibility is that we could see the Mi 7 being revealed — either on its own, or alongside the Mi 6X. The Mi 6 was launched in April 2017, so the time is right for a follow-up.

We can probably rule out a new entry in the Mi Mix range, as the Mi Mix 2s has just launched and the main Mi Mix devices tend to be launched in the second half of the year.

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