Confirming earlier rumors, Xiaomi spokesperson Donovan Sung has confirmed via Twitter that the Chinese tech giant will launch its Mi 6X smartphone in Beijing on April 25. The company has also sent out media invites for the event. The device was recently certified by the country’s electronics certification agency, TENAA, which revealed its key specifications.
Getting ready for our trip to Wuhan, where we'll launch the all new Mi 6X with Picture Perfect Dual Camera on April 25 with our brand ambassador Kris Wu. Hit ❤️ and leave a comment if you see any interesting product features in these shots! 😎😎 #Xiaomi #Mi6X #KrisWu pic.twitter.com/M3nrPsoD7d
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) April 16, 2018
Meanwhile, the Mi 6X is expected to be launched as the Mi A2 in India with Android One instead of MIUI, and in what could be the clearest indication that its launch may be just around the corner, 91Mobiles is quoting Xiaomi preferred partners in Delhi to report that the Mi A1 has already been discontinued in India, although, there is no official confirmation yet.
As mentioned already much of the spec sheet of the Mi 6X / Mi A2 has been revealed via multiple leaks over the past few weeks. It will ship with a Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2GHz, 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.
In terms of optics, the Mi 6X is said to include a dual rear-camera setup that incorporates a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 unit. Both are paired with lenses that have an f/1.8 aperture. On the front, the handset has the same 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor as the one found on the back, but with an f/2.2 lens instead.
According to the TENAA listing, the Mi 6X will pack a 2,910mAh battery, and will be offered in three different RAM + Storage configurations: 4GB + 32GB, 6GB RAM + 64GB and 6GB RAM + 128GB.