Apr 25, 2017 | Updated: 06:11 AM EDT

Xiaomi Mi 6 News and Update: Specs Similar to Samsung Galaxy S8; Gets 25% Price Hike

Apr 21, 2017 06:26 PM EDT

Xiomi MI 6 has finally been released to the public and its specs appear to be similar to Samsung Galaxy S8. However, Xioami has recently made the unit 25% more expensive than introductory price so many are not sure if the unit is still worth getting. But when the prices of the two phone are compared, Xiaomi Mi 6 now costs $360 while Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at $720.

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According to Business Insider, Xiaomi Mi 6 is equipped with Snapdragon 835 chip which is the latest processor released by Qualcomm. It runs on 6GB RAM with 64GB memory space with an option of 128GB expansion. It also comes with an impressive 12MP dual camera setup and a 3,350mAh battery. It has stereo speakers and an USB-C charging port.

The phone comes in different variations that only differs in storage space and back panel. The model with more storage space costs $420 which is still a cheaper choice compared to Samsung Galaxy S8. The other model comes with ceramic back panel costs $435.

As for Samsung Galaxy S8 is equipped with MSM 8998 Octa Core 2.35Ghz (Quad core) + 1.9Ghz. It comes with 12MP dual pixel back camera with an 8MP front camera. It has a 64GB internal memory with 4GB RAM and with the option to expand to 256GB through MicroSD. Its battery, however, uses a 3000 mAh for S8 and 3500mAh for S8+.

The price of Xiomi 6 started with $290 upon released but was increased to $360 according to Android Authority. Xiaomi says this is because of the higher cost of components for the unit. In the last couple of years, many Chinese companies have indeed raised their prices. And although Xiaomi is known for providing high-end technology at affordable prices, like Xiaomi Mi 6, they may have no choice for this matter.


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