Saturday, April 22, 2017

Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus gets certified in China, Indian launch expected soon

Xiaomi launched its flagship device, the Mi 6 yesterday in China. The Xiaomi Mi 6 made an appealing first impression with its curved glass body, Qualcomm’s most talked about Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB RAM and iPhone 7 Plus-like dual camera setup. Along with the Mi 6, Xiaomi was expected to launch the Mi 6 Plus as well, which would essentially join the company’s phablet lineup. While it may have been disappointing for phablet lovers considering the Mi 6 packs a 5.15-inch screen, the Mi 6 Plus has received certification in China hinting on a possible launch soon.

According to PlayfulDroid, reports coming from China confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 bearing model number MDE40 has been certified by the Chinese 3C authority. The certification does confirm that a launch is eminent soon, but does not reveal anything else in terms of specifications and features. Chinese analyst Pan JiuTing believes that Xiaomi will announce the Mi 6 Plus in two months from now. He also said that the Mi 6 Plus will come with a bigger display size and improved specifications as well. The Mi 6 already packs flagship specifications and if it would be interesting to see what Xiaomi has in store for phablet lovers with the Mi 6 Plus.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus has already been spotted numerous times online giving us an idea of what to expect. According to past rumors, the Mi 6 Plus is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD display. Like the Mi 6, the Mi 6 Plus is also expected to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset under its hood. In terms of memory, the Mi 6 Plus could also come with 6GB RAM and storage of 64GB or 128GB.

For photography, the Mi 6 Plus has been rumored to come with the same package as the Mi 6 which is a pair of 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The dual cameras on the Mi 6 works the same way as the iPhone 7 Plus. It isn’t known whether Xiaomi would use the same technology for the Mi 6 Plus. The Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus is expected to be powered by a 4,500mAh battery which is bigger than the Mi 6’s 3,350mAh battery. The Mi 6 Plus will most likely run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI OS on top.

Another phablet in line for Xiaomi is the successor to the Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 which is expected to flaunt a 6.44-inch full HD display. This smartphone had also been rumored to launch alongside the Mi 6. When launched, the Mi Max 2 would be the mid-range segment presumable since the Mi Max is currently priced at Rs 14,999. Xiaomi has also launched budget smartphones, and its flagship device this year. The company is now expected to launch its phablet lineup. 


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