Xiaomi Mi 6 release date, specs: Upcoming smartphone in the works as Xiaomi runs poll on device's specs

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Xiaomi has just released the Mi Note 2 and the Mi MIX, and now, rumors claim that the tech manufacturer is about to work on its new flagship, the Mi 6. A new report claims that Xiaomi is in the initial stages of product development as it has asked consumers for their opinions on specs and keys features for the upcoming device.

According to Phone Arena, Xiaomi has opened a dialogue with tech watchers through a questionnaire which gives fans three options for the Mi 6. The first listed is a Mi 6 with a Snapdragon 8xx chip and a 20-megapixel camera, 4 GB of random access memory (RAM), 32 GB of native storage, and a “light metal body.” The second option is said to be a device with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage in a “curved glass body,” dual cameras, and a Snapdragon 65x system-on-chip (SoC). The third option suggests another Mi 6 with dual cameras but no optical image stabilization, a Snapdragon 65x chip, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB internal memory and a light metal body.

Whatever people will vote for, it’s expected that Xiaomi will do everything to stay ahead in the competitive smartphone market as it gets the best specs and features into one device for just under $300. Part of Xiaomi phones’ appeal is largely due to its price tag, as many of the company’s devices feature premium specs at more than half the price of its competitors.

Previously, it was rumored that the Xiaomi Mi 6 would likely have a 4K display with a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels and pixel density of 700 pixels per inch. It was also said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphone is also believed to have 64 GB of memory expandable up to 1 TB with a microSD card. There are claims that the phone could have a 23-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front shooter, as well as a physical home button embedded with a fingerprint sensor.

The device is expected to be released in 2017. Stay tuned for more news about the Xiaomi Mi 6.