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Is Xiaomi working on an iPhone X lookalike?

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Alleged case renders of the Xiaomi Mi 6X, successor to the Mi 5X, have been leaked online.

Surprise, surprise: Viewed from the back, the upcoming smartphone resembles the iPhone X, sporting a dual-camera setup whose lenses are stacked vertically, similar to that of the reigning Apple flagship.

Alleged case renders of the Xiaomi Mi 6X (via Slashleaks)

The images also reveal a fingerprint reader at the back, though it’s entirely possible for the Mi 6X to launch with the popular face-unlock feature with the aid of the front camera. Speaking of which, the selfie shooter could be a single-lens module, another strong possibility considering that the Chinese tech company has yet to announce a handset carrying two cameras above the display.

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And as you’d expect from a 2018 release, the Xiaomi Mi 6X is all too likely to have a taller, near-bezel-less profile to accommodate an 18:9 screen at least 5.7 inches in size. Recall that Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus budget phones launched last year with 18:9 displays measuring 5.7 and 6 inches, respectively. The rumored handset doesn’t appear to have a notch in place.

Moving to the bottom edge, the base of the Mi 6X might include a Type-C connector, as well as a headphone jack and two speaker grills. The top edge features a cutout for what is likely an IR blaster for controlling your TV and supported appliances, while the power and volume buttons are located on the right-hand side, based on the renders.

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The specifications of the handset are unknown at this point, but given that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor was tasked to power the Mi 5X, it’s within reason to expect a newer and faster Snapdragon 660 chip inside the Xiaomi Mi 6X.

The Chinese OEM announced the Mi 5X in July 2017. So if its successor is actually in the works, a mid-2018 launch date would make sense.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.