Xiaomi Mi 6 could go on sale in Malaysia sooner than you think

The most affordable Snapdragon 835 powered flagship smartphone appears to be coming to Malaysia real soon. The Xiaomi Mi 6, which was launched exactly a month ago has finally passed our local certification.

A new Xiaomi device was recently spotted under SIRIM’s database with the model number MCE16. This is confirmed to be the Mi 6 flagship device and it could be an indication that a local launch could be around the corner.

To recap on the device, the Mi 6 is a compact flagship smartphone with a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that’s mated with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM across the range. You get a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of storage which isn’t expandable.

Over at the front, it gets a 5.15″ Full HD display while the back features a glossy 4-way 3D glass back. For taking pictures, Xiaomi is doubling up on its rear camera with a pair of 12MP cameras. The main 12MP f/1.8 camera takes normal shots with assistance from its 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation while the secondary 12MP f/2.6 shooter does 2X Optical zoom. For selfies, it gets an 8MP front camera.

The Mi 6 lacks a headphone jack but a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter is provided in the box. Powering the device is a 3,350mAh battery that charges quickly via USB Type-C. For ease of unlocking, it also gets a snappy fingerprint sensor at the front that’s embedded underneath its front glass panel. The Mi 6 also gets stereo speakers that utilise both the earpiece and the bottom firing loudspeaker.

In China, the Mi 6 64GB version is going for 2,499CNY (about RM1,571) while the 128GB storage option is priced at 2,899CNY (RM1,822). It’s more affordable than its current Mi Note 2 128GB Global edition that’s priced at 3,499CNY (RM2,199) in China and it’s currently going for RM2,499 in Malaysia.

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For those who can’t wait, grey importer directD is selling the Mi 6 from RM2,299 for the base 64GB version. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our hands-on and first impressions here.

Thanks @KevinNgTK for the tip!

Alexander Wong