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WUHAN, China, 25 April 2018—Global technology leader Xiaomi unveiled Mi 6X in China today, featuring front and back cameras tailored to take beautiful portrait photos. Mi 6X achieves this with a 20MP front camera and a rear dual camera setup sporting 12MP and 20MP sensors, further supported by Xiaomi’s AI software.
Starting at RMB 1599, Mi 6X has a full-metal body with a natural, curved design, and comes in five colors: Red, Gold, Blue, Black and Rose gold. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC and comes with up to 6GB RAM.
Pixel-binning 20MP front camera
The Mi 6X front camera sports a Sony IMX376 sensor that uses pixel binning technology, combining the information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel. This greatly improves the sensor’s light sensitivity, enabling users to capture clearer and brighter images, as well as better videos, in low-light conditions. When shooting in bright daylight, the 20MP sensor captures every detail so it can pick up incredibly minute details such as a single strand of hair.
Xiaomi has also deployed its AI scene detection technology on the front camera for the first time ever, allowing it to detect 12 different scenes to optimize the resulting photo. Even without a secondary sensor for collecting depth information, this technology enables the camera to effectively distinguish the subject from the background, even correctly identifying elements such as hair accessories and popular hand gestures as being part of the subject.
Mi 6X also comes with AI Beautify and a front Selfie-light, allowing users to take better selfies than ever before – even in low-light conditions.
20MP AI dual camera for clear shots in all conditions
Mi 6X has a dual camera setup featuring a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor. Based on different lighting conditions, the phone will automatically decide which acts as the primary sensor. For low-light night shots, the IMX376 combines information from four pixels into one, resulting in large 2.0µm pixels that capture more light. Together with the large f/1.75 aperture, Mi 6X is able to deliver clearer images even in challenging lighting conditions.
Supported by AI scene detection, Mi 6X’s camera can instantly retouch images of 206 different scenes in 25 different categories, including backlight silhouette. Ninagawa Mika, one of Japan’s most famous portrait and fashion photographers, has customized a collection of five filters for Mi 6X, allowing users to take expert photos anywhere, at any time.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE)
Mi 6X is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC, featuring improved AI performance.
Mi 6X’s integrated Xiao Ai voice assistant can understand hundreds of commands in six different categories. Some other AI features include a translation feature when the camera is pointed at menus and user manuals. When watching a video, users can use the AI shopping feature to detect objects on the screen and make online purchases instantly. A function called “AI Identify” can calculate the calories of certain foods, useful for weight-watchers.
Through an official partnership, Mi 6X has been optimized for performance when running the wildly popular mobile game Arena of Valor—it can run the enhanced version of the game at high frame rates for a great gaming experience.
The slim Mi 6X also features a large 3010mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
Mi 6X will be available on April 27 in China through both offline and online channels, including Mi Home, Mi.com, and through partners’ retail stores. The 4GB + 64GB, 6GB +64GB and 6GB + 128GB will retail at RMB 1599, RMB 1799 and RMB 1999, respectively.