Xiaomi Mi 6 Launched: A Look at How Xiaomi Flagships Have Evolved Over the Years

Xiaomi has unveiled the sixth-generation of its flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 6. The all-new smartphone and its ceramic avatar, the Mi 6 Ceramic, have been announced for the Chinese market but are likely to launch in other markets including India in the coming months. Xiaomi Founder and CEO Lei Jun at the launch event on Wednesday talked about Xiaomi Mi 6’s premium 3D glass design, powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and dual rear cameras as its big highlights. Check out our take of the six top features of the new Xiaomi smartphone.

There’s no doubt that Xiaomi’s Mi smartphone range has come a long way since its inception five years back. Over years, the Xiaomi Mi range has not only seen specifications bump but has also seen a steady rise in pricing, and even adding variants like Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic along the way.

Xiaomi’s first Mi franchise smartphone was the Mi 1S unveiled back in 2012. The Xiaomi Mi 1S featured a 4-inch display with FWVGA (480×854 pixels) resolution. It was powered by dual-core Qualcomm processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 1S came with 4GB storage with expandable storage support. The Mi 1S sported an 8-megapixel rear camera alongside a 2-megapixel front camera. Running Android 4.0, the smartphone packed a 1930mAh battery. Xiaomi’s first Mi smartphone came with support for one SIM.

The company’s second Mi smartphone, the Mi 2, was launched in 2012 as well. The Xiaomi Mi 2 came with a 4.3-inch HD display and was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It packed 16GB storage and ran MIUI 5 based on Android 4.1 at launch. The Xiaomi Mi 2 came with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. The Mi 2 packed a 2000mAh battery and supported single SIM. The handset came with 3G connectivity.