Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) unveiling today

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If Xiaomi follows the same pattern as past year, it'll launch the Mi 6X as the Mi A2 in India and replace MIUI with pure Android courtesy Google's Android One software.

Xiaomi Mi 6X is an upcoming smartphone by Xiaomi.

We're big fans of Xiaomi devices, and one of the reasons for that (beyond the tempting price, of course), is the fact that they've pushed for emerging markets by adopting Android One on some of its handsets. It is rumored to get powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired by three RAM and storage variants, such as 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB memory, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage.

The new Xiaomi Mi 6X has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels on the sides, and looks quite similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

For photographs, Xiaomi's equipped the Mi 6X with a new dual camera setup at the back. On the front, it has a 20MP AI-powered Sony IMX376 sensor. To be named as Xiaomi Mi 6X, the smartphone will be introduced with an aim to strengthen its product offering in the mid-range smartphone space. The company would live stream the event on its official online portal in China.

Other more than respectable specs include USB Type-C connectivity, a 3010 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, up to 6GB RAM, both fingerprint and facial recognition technology, and a perfectly symmetrical full metal design with a razor-thin 7.6mm profile.

Coming to the camera department, Mi 6X sports 12MP+20MP dual cameras at the back. It comes in Black, Blue, Red, Gold and Rose Gold color options and will go on sale in China starting April 27. The dual camera setup is further assisted by a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash.

Of course, as is the trend, the dual camera comes with AI enhancements for over 200 scenes, including 12 different portait modes. The Mi 6X may or may not be the Mi A2, but, many would be banking on it. The 18W fast charger can charge the device up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

The Xiaomi Mi 6X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI skinned on top. It's expected to have a 4 GB RAM along with 64 GB of onboard storage.

Mi 6X comes with a price tag of 1599 yuan ($253) for the 4GB RAM variant.