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Xiaomi unveils flagship Mi6 smartphone

BEIJING: Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — at an event in Beijing on Wednesday.

The much-hyped and stunning phone has drawn comparison to iPhone, the most notable being that it comes without the 3.5mm headphone jack similar to iPhone 7 which launched last year.

The phone comes with a battery that can last for one day, a great camera with a brilliant portrait mode, a lot of storage and a powerful 10-nm processor.

The phone packs a 2.75GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with 6GB of RAM. It is made using 10mn processor technology which comes as more efficient than predecessors.

The graphics processing unit (GPU) is also rather impressive, as Adreno 540 beats iPhone 7 in the benchmark tests, capping at 64fps in video games.  It also supports Vulkan 3D for a more realistic 3D graphics.

The storage capacity is either 64GB or 128GB, much similar to the iPhone 7.

The main camera consists of a 12MP wide-angle sensor and 12MP telephoto sensor which offers sharp and vivid photos.

It supports OIS four-axis stabilisation to reduce shaking and it can also cope well in low lights, whie the rear camera mixes a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.

Mi 6 rocks up an impressive 5.15-inch display with eye-protection. It is capable of reducing its peak 600nit brightness to 1nit at night and features a blue-light filtering mode. This guarantees a great reading and viewing experience in sunlight.

Mi 6 boasts a powerful battery 3350 mAh, which paired with many MIUI power-saving modes can easily last a day.

The way Mi 6 is put together is probably the most prominent feature of the device. It has a metal chassis with four-sided 3D curved glass and made wear and splash resistant.

The Mi 6 Exclusive Edition gets a ceramic back and 18K gold rims around the camera modules. The basic version comes in blue, white and black, while the silver model will be released some timer later.



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