In the tech news that you can use this week, we got to see one of the highly anticipated launches – the Xiaomi Mi 6X, which is expected to launch in India as the Mi A2. Xiaomi launched the Mi 6X with MIUI 9 at an event in China, and it’s expected to launch in India as the Mi A2 running stock Android. The Mi A1 has gone out of stock in India, hinting the Mi A2 could launch here soon, though Xiaomi insists the Mi A1 will be back soon. This is the second handset so far to come preloaded with Xioami’s new digital assistant, Xiao Ai.
There are three variants of the Xiaomi Mi 6X – one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900). The next model has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, and costs CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 19,000). Finally, there’s the top-end Mi 6X variant, with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, the price tag is CNY 1,999 (around Rs. 21,000). The India prices should be relatively close to these – for comparison, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was priced at Rs. 14,999 at launch, while the Mi 5X was launched at CNY 1,499 – roughly Rs. 14,200 at the time.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X has a 5.99-inch display, with an 18:9 aspect ratio, full-HD+ resolution. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC, with the aforementioned RAM and storage options. There’s a dual-camera setup on the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor, while there’s a 20 megapixel front camera. According to Xiaomi, there’s a lot of AI being used for taking the best photographs, along with features such as text-translation, currency conversion, and so on. The Mi 6X packs in a 3010mAh battery, and in keeping with Xiaomi tradition, holds on to the IR emitter.