Mi Xiaomi 6 tipped to feature Sony IMX400 sensor
MWC Last year saw the announcement of the Xiaomi Mi 5, but there was no Mi 6 to be seen in Barcelona this time around.
So Instead, it’s been a steady flow of leaks and rumors on the upcoming Xiaomi phone and there’s a new one from today to add to the list.
A source out of China now says that there will be two different sized versions of the Mi 6.
* a 5.15-inch one like the Mi 5, and
* a 5.7-inch one for tablet lovers.
Both will be equipped with the Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is in line with previous reports.
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What’s curious about this particular report is that the Mi 6 will supposedly use the Sony IMX400 sensor.
The same 3-layer stacked CMOS imager Sony announced a month ago.
The sensor is featured in the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs and Sony showed off its 960fps high frame rate shooting capabilities in Barcelona.
Previously, the Mi6 was rumored to employ the IMX386, and that still makes a little more sense after all, why share your top-end sensor with the competition from day one? Then again, Xiaomi could be given a ‘lite version’ of the imager – let’s say limited to 480fps.
The larger Mi 6 (likely the Mi 6 Plus) will come with a dual camera setup, not unlike a certain iPhone 7 Plus, as per reports.
The rumored launch date of the Xiaomi Mi 6 is April 16, so expect even more leaks for another month.