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Details of the Mi 6X revealed - Snapdragon 660 on show, headphone jack missing

The Mi 5X. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mi 5X. (Source: Xiaomi)
A firmware teardown by XDA-Developers has revealed details of Xiaomi's upcoming device, the Mi 6X. The Mi 5X—also the Mi A1—was an immensely popular device but the Mi 6X could fail to match its success, with what appears to be a downgrade in battery capacity, and the lack of a headphone jack.

 Xiaomi released the Mi 5X in August last year. The device was marketed as a mid-range camera device, as it featured a dual rear camera setup—the first Xiaomi mid-ranger to do so. The company released the Mi A1 a short while after, a device identical to the 5X but with stock Android One software under the hood, instead of the MIUI found on the 5X. It would appear that we’re quite close to the release of the Mi 6X, with a firmware teardown by XDA revealing details of the device.

According to the firmware, the Mi 6X will be powered by a Snapdragon 660. That’s a marked improvement over the Snapdragon 625 on the Mi 5X, and welcome news after rumors that the device would feature a Snapdragon 626. Camera-wise, it will sport a dual rear camera setup (12 MP Sony IMX486 + 20 MP Sony IMX376, both with f/1.8 apertures). 

A previous TENAA listing touts the device to sport a 5.99-inch LCD FHD+ display. It’s expected to come in memory configurations of 4/32 GB, 6/64 GB, and 6/128 GB. There’s apparently not going to be a headphone jack, as the Type-C port is listed as also doubling up as a jack. Lastly, the device could feature a 2910 mAh battery.

The lack of headphone jack on the 6X could be a deal-breaker for some, especially since the 5X was hailed for its impressive DAC. A 2910 mAh battery is also a slight drop from the 3000 mAh one on the 5X, which is rather disappointing.

The Mi 6X will run on Android Oreo out of the box. It will feature an IR Blaster, but sadly not NFC. An April 25 launch is expected.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-04-15 (Update: 2018-04-16)