Xiaomi will unveil the Mi 6X mid-ranger in Beijing on the 25th of this month, before in all likelihood launching it as the Mi A2 in India. Of course, even as the hardware is expected to be almost identical, the two will vary significantly in terms of their software. While the former is expected to ship with MIUI, the latter is expected to offer a pure Android experience by way of Android One.
With just a few days to go for the launch, Xiaomi has now posted a few teaser images that it says were snapped by the front-facing camera on the upcoming device. Uploaded to its official account on Weibo, the images seem to show off the portrait mode capabilities of the front camera in different lighting conditions.
Mi 6X / Mi A2 Cameras
It’s worth noting here that the teasers also confirm that the selfie-cam will, indeed, be a 20MP unit as has been widely rumored. While Xiaomi didn’t reveal the exact make and model of the front-facing camera on its upcoming mid-ranger, earlier reports have suggested that it will be the Sony IMX376 image sensor, paired with an f/2.2 lens and a flash.
Meanwhile, on the back, the device is expected to sport a dual-camera module with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor accompanying the exact same 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 unit. However, this time around, both sensors will have f/1.8 lenses for company.
Mi 6X Specs
Much of the other key hardware specs of the Mi 6X / Mi A2 has also been leaked over the past few weeks. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC, and feature a 5.99-inch LCD display with a full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution.
The device is also expected to feature a microSD card slot to enable storage expansion, and an IR blaster for universal remote control features. The Mi 6X will also reportedly pack a 2,910mAh battery, and will be offered in three different RAM + storage configurations i.e. 4GB + 32GB, 6GB RAM + 64GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB.
On the software side of things, the Mi 6X is expected to ship with MIUI 9 or MIUI 9.5, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Xiaomi has started releasing kernel sources of phones right after the launch, so we may see the kernel source for the Mi 6X soon too, possibly leading to custom ROMs and modifications.
Launch Date, Price & Availability
While the Mi 6X will be officially unveiled on April 25 in China, we’re still in the dark about the exact launch date for its Indian avatar – the Mi A2. We also don’t know anything about its possible pricing either, but as is the case with other Xiaomi devices, expect it to be priced competitively against its rivals.
In the meanwhile check out these portrait mode selfies shared by Xiaomi, supposedly shot on the Mi 6X.