Confirmed: Launch of Xiaomi Mi 6X, aka Xiaomi Mi A2

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Xiaomi has, for the first time, confirmed the existence of the Mi 6X, which is expected to be launched globally as the Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One phone.

In a Facebook post, Xiaomi head of global sales Liu Yi revealed that they are getting ready for their trip to Wuhan, the most populous city in Central China, which happens to be where they’ll announce the handset on April 25.

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The post is accompanied by a photo of Chinese actor, singer, and model Kris Wu holding a Xiaomi Mi 6X. The picture confirms the existence of two cameras — believed to be 20 and 12 megapixels — on the back of the device. The front, on the other hand, features a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

Xiaomi head of global sales Liu Yi’s Facebook post

The Xiaomi Mi 6X was first spotted on China’s TENAA certification website about three weeks ago. It will reportedly be available in the following memory configurations:

  • 4GB RAM + 32GB storage;
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage; and
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage

The device’s 5.99-inch screen with 2,160 × 1,080-pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio is virtually identical to the display of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and Redmi Note 5 Pro. The battery is rated at 2,910mAh. And don’t expect it to have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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One report said that the Mi 6X will have a MediaTek Helio P60 processor. A Xiaomi executive commented that the P60 — the same chip that comes with the OPPO F7 — will power the Chinese version and that we must wait for the announcement of the global variant. Meaning the international model we all call the Xiaomi Mi A2 will likely use a Qualcomm chipset, as claimed earlier. The Snapdragon 660 or 636, specifically.

Xiaomi Mi 6X -- to be known as the Xiaomi Mi A2 -- processor or chip on Revu Philippines

A Qualcomm Snapdragon chip for the Xiaomi Mi A2 then?

The Xiaomi Mi 6X is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5X, which was unveiled in China in July 2017 and was launched worldwide as the Xiaomi Mi A1 one and a half months after. The latter got the stock version of Android while the one sold to the Chinese market had MIUI on top of Android.

In the Philippines, the 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM Mi A1 is priced at P9,990 (about $191) while the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant costs P10,990 ($211).

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.