The launch of Xiaomi’s first mobile platform, MIUI 9 update for Redmi Note 5 Pro is currently underway and will continue for the next couple of weeks before being rolled out to all users. While the company has already released a slew of smartphones under their flagship brand, the Mi lineup is expected to grow exponentially in the coming months. The Chinese OEM is gearing up to introduce several series of devices that are part of their new strategy moving forward. One such series could be the launch of Mi 6 flagship device that was leaked several times through images and videos. While it remained just a rumor for a long time, we can now conclude that it is indeed going to happen in late December or early January this year. Here’s everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship phone –
Mi 6 Launch Date Confirmed
The date for the launch of Mi 6 flagship was confirmed by the company’s CEO, Lei Jun himself on the company’s official Weibo account. He told the fans that the Mi 6 flagship would be launched in the first half of 2018 and confirmed that it would be launched in December as well. The post has since been deleted but many screenshots of the same are still available online. The Mi 6 flagship was first leaked through a series of images on Weibo which were later confirmed by the company’s CEO. The images included the front, back and the top and bottom images of the device which revealed the Mi 6’s design. The design of the Mi 6 is similar to the Mi 5, but it boasts of some very subtle improvements and an all-new dual camera setup at the rear. So far, no information about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset powering the phone has been revealed officially.
Xiaomi’s First 5G Phone: A Smart Move or Just Marketing?
After the launch of the first mobile phone with 5G, Xiaomi has now announced that they are coming up with the first phone with 5G connectivity. The company has confirmed that Mi 6 5G phone is in the pipeline, with a launch date yet to be announced. The reason Xiaomi has chosen to be the first phone maker to launch a 5G phone is quite simple, the company wants to be a part of the internet of things and connectivity revolution that is in progress right now. By launching a 5G-enabled phone, it will open a new chapter in the smartphone era where the internet of things is at the center stage. Xiaomi, however, has not confirmed any details regarding the connectivity of the phone and its specifications.
New Xiaomi smartphone under development codenamed “Olymp”
Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi has confirmed that the company is working on a new smartphone which is codenamed “Olymp.” The smartphone, according to Jun is a follow-up to their Mi 8 flagship and may launch in the first half of this year. The phone is rumored to come with dual rear cameras and a full-screen design. The device may come with a full-screen display that is curved at the edges and has the Mi logo at the bottom. The device may house a large battery to support the large screen. The device is likely to come with an all-new design and an improved camera module. The phone is likely to come with a hybrid dual setup at the rear with a standard setup and a telephoto mode.
A Batch of New Dual Camer smartphones – The miQoo Series
Xiaomi has already launched a number of dual camera smartphones under the mi series. However, according to the latest rumors, the company may launch a number of new mi series smartphones with a dual camera setup at the rear. At the launch event, the company may confirm that a number of new smartphones are in the pipeline with a dual camera setup at the rear. The new smartphones may include the Mi 8 Explorer edition with a stunning notch-less design, the Mi 8 SE with an IP68 certification and the Mi 8 Lite with a 6.26-inch full-screen display. The company may launch a new sub-brand under the mi series to focus on dual camera smartphones.
New Mi Smart Home Devices – The Mibo and WeMo Series
Xiaomi has been working hard on introducing new smart home devices. The company has already launched the Mi Band 2, which is the most successful fitness band by the company. The Mi Band 2 is one 2nd generation device, which is receiving positive reviews from the users. The 3rd generation Mi Band is likely to launch within the coming months and it is likely to be a completely redesigned wearable device. The device is likely to come with a sporty design and new features such as a screen display. The Mi Mop water purifier is again a great device from the company and it is likely to be updated with new features soon. Xiaomi has also launched a new smart air purifier called the Cool Miser. The device is likely to get an update soon and it is likely to support the Alexa assistant.
It’s All About The Robot Vacuum – The Roborock Series
Xiaomi has been working hard on introducing smart home devices such as the Mi Smart Lights, the Mi Smart Plug, the new Mi Robot vacuum and much more. The company has a new smart robot vacuum under development codenamed “Roborock”. The robot vacuum is likely to come with a large range of new features and it is likely to be updated with an all-new design soon. The robot vacuum is likely to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and it is likely to come with support for 5G connectivity as well. The robot vacuum is likely to come with an improved design with a larger battery and new sensors. The robot vacuum is likely to come with a number of sensors such as the ultrasonic sensor, which helps it to navigate through the house.
As we can see, the launch date for the Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship is set for December. The device was previously rumored to feature a cutting-edge Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. However, new reports suggest that the phone may not come with a special all-new design. Instead, the device may come with an almost identical design to the current one and some minor visual improvements such as new color options. The device is also rumored to feature a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP sensor at the standard position and a 5MP sensor for depth effect. The device is also expected to come with a 5G connectivity option.