The Xiaomi Mi6 Plus Passes 3C Certification; Larger Screen, Snapdragon 835 In Tow?

Xiaomi Mi6 dual camera official samples

Xiaomi launched the Mi6 just a couple of days back. The smartphone is fully equipped to take on exiting and upcoming flagship smartphone for 2017. The device features a Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM, a 12+13MP rear dual camera setup and a front fingerprint sensor. The device comes in four colors and starts at slightly above $300. Prior to the launch of the smartphone, we heard rumors related to a Mi6 Plus as well. Today, the device surfaces again on the rumor mill. Take a look below to find out more.

The Xiaomi Mi6 Passes Through The Chinese Certification Authority; Launch Imminent?

Courtesy of Samsung's Galaxy Note lineup, large screen smartphone displays are now very popular in the market. Every manufacturer has had to follow the Korean tech giant's footsteps in this regard. As our devices become even more capable at performing complex tasks, larger screens to accommodate more features, content and the rest are the need of the hour. Samsung caters to this demand by launching two variants of its S lineup and one large screen Note device each year. Apple also launches two screen sizes of the iPhone lineup.

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Now, Xiaomi's going to do the same with its Mi6. The Mi6 features a 5.15 inch, 1920x1080p screen. While that's large by old standards, these days, 5 inch is a standard sized smartphone. Naturally, that leaves a lot of users feeling left out. A significant market percentage craves large devices, as both Apple and Samsung have discovered.

To make up for this, Xiaomi will launch the Mi6 Plus soon. The device has been certified by the Chinese 3C, equivalent to the US FCC. The device is listed as Model number MDE40 but there's little detail on its specifications. Xiaomi will most likely equip it with a larger battery to compensate for the additional power drain. We'd also have speculated that the Mi6 Plus will increase RAM, but since the Mi6 already features 6GB, it's very, very unlikely for Xiaomi to introduce 8GB of RAM with a larger device.

Frankly, 6GB RAM and the Snapdragon 835 are adequate for most users and devices. A 5.7 inch(rumored) screen will provide plenty of real estate and a dual camera will ensure that multimedia isn't left out either. The good thing is that Xiaomi's finally started to take a more serious approach towards its smartphones. Its startup days are gone and the manufacturer will have to play by the same rules as everyone else now. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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