The Chinese tech startup had started operations in the Europe and North America regions in June 2015 but are yet to launch any smartphones there. Keeping up with this trend, the company will not be launching the Mi 6 in these markets as well.
Xiaomi mostly sells accessories in these markets and the company management claims that supply chain and manpower are the reasons for this no-show. It is focusing on developing markets currently, of which it caters to 30.
Talking about the flagship Mi 6, with a 5.15-inch screen, the phone has the same display as seen previously on the Xiaomi Mi 5. The Mi 6 has just a single display variant – Full HD – contrary to earlier reports of two variants, one premium and one regular.
Xiaomi has also incorporated a new dual rear camera setup that takes Apple’s approach of pairing the regular wide-angle lens with one of double the focal length. This will improve the lacking camera skills on previous Xiaomi flagships.
There is also a premium Ceramic version of the phone – that boasts of curved edges with a glass design. This variant also has 18K gold rims on the rear camera, making it stand out in the crowd.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is also splash resistant and has dual stereo speakers on the bottom to enhance the audio quality by a mile. With a 3,350 mAh battery and MIUI’s famed battery-saving techniques, you are sure to get one day’s of prolonged usage on a single full charge.
The India launch date of the phone hasn’t been announced yet but we can expect it to hit Indian markets by June this year, at a starting price of around Rs. 25,000.