Through the official Weibo account, Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be holding a press conference on April 25 to announce a new smartphone. Rumors are rife that the Chinese manufacturer will be debuting the Xiaomi Mi 6X smartphone that has been recently certified by TENAA telecom regulatory body in China.
Xiaomi will be announcing its next smartphone at China’s Wuhan University which is the alma meter of Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun. The teaser does not directly confirm the name of the device that will be launching on April 25. Xiaomi is currently to be working on the launch of two phones, the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship phone. Since the latter is speculated to get announced later in this quarter, it can be assumed that the Mi 6X may get official on April 25.
According to the TENAA listing of the Mi 6X, it will be arriving with a 5.99-inch FHD+ resolution supporting display that will be delivering an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by an octa-core processor that clocks at 2.2 GHz. There are conflicting rumors surrounding the chipset that will be power the Mi 6X. Some sources have claimed that it will be feature Snapdragon 626, while other rumors have stated that it could be driven by Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 SoC.
The 64 GB and 128 GB Xiaomi Mi 6X variants are expected to respectively feature 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM. It is speculated that the Mi 6X will be equipped with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 front-facing camera whereas its backside will be fitted with 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 + 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 dual camera setup. The handset is expected to receive power a 2,910mAh battery that is likely to carry support for fast charging capabilities. It will arrive preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo that will customized with Xiaomi’s latest version of MIUI.
A recent report had revealed that the Xiaomi Mi A2 moniker was found in the source code of Indian version of Xiaomi’s official site. Just as Xiaomi Mi 5X launched exclusively in China, but it was globally launched Mi A1 with stock version of Android, Xiaomi is also expected to release Xiaomi Mi A2 with stock Android Oreo outside of China.