Ever since Xiaomi Mi 6 was released two months ago in China, the phone has not been available in markets other than China.
In fact, the global availability of the Xiaomi Mi 6 has been somewhat a mystery, but it appears that the Chinese OEM has finally made up its mind to start selling the flagship in other markets across the globe. The first to benefit from this move is Russia, where the company has just unveiled the Mi 6 alongside the budget Mi Max 2.
The two come two months after the OEM unveiled the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi MIX and Redmi 4X in the same market, an indicator that the company has seen some real potential in this European country. While the Russian market will be able to buy the Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi Max 2 from the company’s local website or rather store, other markets will have to get it from the official global website.
Once the Mi 6 and its counterparts are listed on the global website, the likes of Taiwan, Hong Kong and other markets where the company has established its name will be able to benefit from the move, but for now, we don’t know when exactly this will be happening.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 was released in April and it comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p display screen, a Snapdragon 835 SoC mated with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. There’s no room for expanding this storage, which is still not bad at all. In terms of cameras, you get two 12MP sensors on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front. The battery is great at 3350mAh and is charged via a USB-C port, which also doubles as the audio port thanks to the missing 3.5mm audio jack.
The Mi 6 has Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology alongside other latest connectivity standards. Fans of the Mi 6 in Russia will be able to grab one starting tomorrow at 11AM Moscow time at a price of 29,990 Rubles, which is about $500, via the official Mi Russia website.
As for the Xiaomi Mi MAX 2, the phone will be yours for 19,990 Rubles (about $333) and for this figure, you get a massive 6.44-inch 1080p display screen, a Snapdragon 625 SoC mated with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The battery is huge at 5300mAh with support for fast charging technology and in terms of cameras, the Mi Max 2 has a 12MP shooter on the back and a 5MP lens for selfies.
For the software, the Mi Max 2 has Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and unlike the Xiaomi Mi 6, you get a 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 4.2 alongside a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.