Xiaomi has made quite a name for themselves since their entry into the consumer smartphone market with an extensive range of premium devices offered by the company at incredibly affordable prices. Along with all their low priced devices, the Chinese company has also been in the news owing to their premium flagship Mi series of smartphones which have given quite stiff competition to the other flagships from the tech giants. Now, the latest upcoming edition from Xiaomi, the Mi 6 has been a topic of considerable discussion with many tech enthusiasts assuming that the forthcoming device from the Chinese company is going to feature major technological changes from its predecessor.
More Power: An Upgraded Chipset and Longer Battery Life
The performance of smartphones today is a direct reflection of the chipset incorporated inside. The Xiaomi Mi 5 featured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor while the Mi 5s had the 821, which both accounted for the fast optimum performance of the device. The all new Mi 6 is pegged to surface with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which was launched by Qualcomm in collaboration with Samsung at the CES 2017 event earlier this month. According to the chipset manufacturers, the new fabrication process makes the chipset up to 30 percent more efficient while offering performance improvement of 27 percent.
Qualcomm also claims that the 10nm Snapdragon 835 will provide 40% more battery backup, which means higher battery backup irrespective of the size or density of the battery. Devices which will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will also be enabled with Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 4.0 feature which optimises battery charging quite substantially. The feature is 20% faster and 30% more power efficient than Quick Charge 3.0. For a user, this means five hours of battery backup on five minutes of charge. Qualcomm says that the Quick Charge 4.0 can charge a nil-charged battery up to 50% in just 15 minutes via USB Type-C based adapters.
A Camera To Rival The Big Flagships
Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus was the first device to sport a dual-lens camera setup back in September 2016 and since then, all the major tech companies have started on incorporating the same in their devices. The Mi 5’s camera has been a topic of positive acclaim for the company with many users showering praise for the mid-range DSLR-like picture quality offered by the device.
The Xiaomi Mi6 is slated to include a Sony-manufactured dual-lens set up comprising of a 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens with the f/2.8 aperture to bring over optical zoom with phase detection autofocus, OIS and quad-LED (dual tone) flash. The camera features would most probably include geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection and HDR (photo/panorama) among others. The smartphone is also pegged to feature a 7MP f/2.2, 32mm front shooters capable of recording video at 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps along with face detection, HDR and panorama features.