Xiaomi Mi 6X vital specifications leak to the wild

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It’s just yesterday when Xiaomi has sent invitation for a launch event set on coming 25th April. Though Xiaomi didn’t explicitly revealed what it’s for, the tech watchdogs strongly felt that it could mark the unveil of none other than the Xiaomi Mi 6X. In an equally interesting manner, we’ve now got hold of the all most all major spec details of the Mi 6X. Thanks to the leaked firmware of the device pulled by the XDA Developers.

Xiaomi Mi 6X / Mi A2

If you recall, rumors regarding the Mi 6X started airing ever since an anonymous device popped-up on TENAA last month. The experts in the area of sniffing the new devices were quick to response and suggested the device as Mi 6X. All the way from the TENAA visit to till now, multitudes of leaks and rumors revolving around Mi 6X has surfaced, though the real-existence of the device was still questionable.

However, courtesy to the freshly leaked firmware of the Mi 6X. Now we can confirm the existence of Mi 6X. And, at its face value the event scheduled for 25th ought to register the birth of the device. That said, without much ado, let’s look what all specifications does the device bring to the table.

The system file – “build.prop” found on the firmware revealed that the Mi 6X will, indeed, be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform. Surprised? Not really as there were rumors regarding the Xiaomi ditching the MediaTek SoC for the Qualcomm’s Mobile Platform on Mi 6X. Xiaomi used to launch China exclusive devices with MediaTek Helio SoC’s, however, not this time anymore.

Other specs that are exposed are: The Mi 6X, as in most of the Mi devices flaunts an LCD display. Well, OLED lovers ought to be hard hit by this. Build values suggest that there will be no NFC present, but Xiaomi’s proprietary IR blaster is up. Thankfully, a  microSD card slot for expandable storage is provided on the device. Whether it’s a dedicated or hybrid slot is unclear, though all the bets are for the latter.

The dual rear cameras will consist of the Sony IMX486 (12MP) sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the Sony IMX376 (20MP) sensor with f/1.8 aperture. For mind-blowing selfies, there will be a Sony IMX376 (20MP) with f/2.2 aperture coupled by a front-facing flash. As an icing on the cake, the device can handle video recording at 4K @ 30fps.

The firmware is based on Android Oreo 8.1 skinned by MiUI9. Hence, it’s a relief to know that the Mi 6X will come with the latest Android version available commercially and is Treble enabled.