Xiaomi is doubling down on their new flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 6. They sort of need to, seeing that 2016 hasn’t been a particularly swell year for them.

The new smartphone offers top-of-the-line specs that can easily beset the latest expensive flagships from its competitors. Where it ironically has the “edge” and Samsung doesn’t: Xiaomi decided to add an extra 350mAh battery to the device, recognizing the need for such boost when you’ve got an ultra-fast processor and a beefed-up RAM. Also, the 12-megapixel dual camera system in the Mi 6, which, for some ungodly reason, the Samsung does not have. Finally, there’s the biggest trump card: the price. You can get almost all of the features you get on the S8 (save for the curved, gorgeous AMOLED display; with the Mi 6, you get a traditional 1080p LCD) for half the price.

You’ve heard it right. Half the price. The Mi 6 has a suggested retail price of somewhere around $300-400, which is absolutely going to factor in. Other flagships such as the LG G6, Huawei P10, and Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced somewhere around $700-900, collectively.

Here are some photos of the upcoming device, followed by its unbelievable specs.

Body

DIMENSIONS – 145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm (5.72 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
WEIGHT – 168 g / 182 g (Ceramic) (6.42 oz)
SIM – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

TYPE – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
SIZE – 5.15 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
RESOLUTION – 1080 x 1920 pixels (~428 ppi pixel density)
MULTITOUCH? – Yes

Platform

OS – Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset – Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU – Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU – Adreno 540

Memory

CARD SLOT? – No
INTERNAL – 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

Camera

PRIMARY – Dual 12 MP (27mm, f/1.8, OIS 4-axis & 52mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
FEATURES – 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm @ 27mm & 1.0 µm @ 52mm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
VIDEO – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
SECONDARY – 8 MP, 1080p

Sound

ALERT TYPES – Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LOUDSPEAKER – Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 MM JACK? – No
FEATURES – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Comms

WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
BLUETOOTH – v5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS? – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC? – Yes
USB – Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

SENSORS – Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MESSAGING – SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BROWSER – HTML5
OTHER FEATURES – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document viewer

Battery

TYPE – Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery

Miscellaneous

AVAILABLE COLORS – Ceramic Black, Black, Blue, White
PRICE – $300-400 (roughly around P15,000-20,000)

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