Xiaomi is working on a successor to last year’s Mi 5X, which is unsurprisingly called the Mi 6X. It was seen on TENAA last month baring all its specs except for the cameras and processor which are still a bit vague.
The Mi 6X has a design very similar to that of the Redmi Note 5/Note 5Pro. The dual cameras have the same iPhone X-style arrangement and it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also has the same display size.
However, a key difference between the Mi 6X and Redmi Note 5 Pro is that the latter keeps the U-antenna design from its predecessor.
We’ve been able to get our hands on a live photo said to be that of the Mi 6X. When you first look at it, it does seem to be the Mi 6X since it has the U-antenna design mentioned above. Don’t be easily fooled as that is actually a case slapped on the back of the phone.
Since the antenna line is the only way to differentiate between the Redmi Note 5 and Mi 6X and this phone has a case slapped on its back, we’ll say it is a fifty-fifty chance that the phone underneath is indeed the Mi 6X.
The Mi 6X is also expected to launch as the Mi A2 in countries outside China. It will run pure Android and be released as an Android One phone just like its predecessor, the Mi A1. It should also launch first in India.