A journalist (R) listens to an explanation about Xiaomi's new mobile phone Mi Max from a staff member at its launch in Beijing May 10, 2016. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

If a Chinese report is to be believed, Xiaomi will launch two variants of the Mi 6 smartphone. While one will have a flat screen, the other will sport a dual-curved screen and may be called the Xiaomi Mi 6 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the successor to the company’s Mi 5 flagship and the handset could be unveiled in the first quarter of 2017. Although not much has been revealed by the smartphone maker, leaked specs and features are making rounds on the Internet.

According to Gadgets 360, the Chinese report has stated that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will come with a mega 4,000 mAh battery and in two RAM variants, 4GB and 6GB. Apart from the screen, another major difference between the Mi 6 and Mi 6 Pro will be on the basis of RAM power. The Mi 6 handset is expected to be released with 4GB RAM and 128GB in-built storage. The Mi 6 Pro will have the 6GB RAM and 256GB in-built storage.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 variant will also reportedly have a physical Home button with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Details on camera specs have not been revealed though the biggest draw of the Mi 6 series is the dual rear camera setup. Another report by Gizmo China has claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 handset has already entered mass production and that the company is using an OLED screen for Mi 6 Pro and LCD panels for the Mi 6.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone is expected to be launched on Jan. 19 along with the Redmi Note 4 smartphone. However, some reports suggest that the handset will release in February in US, UK, Canada and Australia. As regards the processor, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. It may also pack Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4.0 technology for fast charging support.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 could be priced at ¥1,999 (AU$380 approx) where as the Mi 6 Pro may demand a price of ¥2,499 (AU$480 approx). Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Pro.

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