Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi, speaks during a news conference unveiling Xiaomi's first in-house designed chipset, in Beijing, China, February 28, 2017. Reuters/China Stringer Network

Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has confirmed the arrival of Mi 6 in April. Expected launch date is either April 11 or 18. The smartphone is expected to sport a dual camera. Another highly anticipated device from the Chinese manufacturer is the Mi Mix 2.

Quite recently, a leak popped up in China and it showed images of the alleged handset. It is possible that Xiaomi may also launch this flagship along with Mi 6. Various launch dates have been speculated, including April 11, 16 and 18. However, certain fans believe that the leaked images are not that of Mi Mix 2 but of Mi 6 only. Chinese website MyDrivers posted the confirmation from Jun during a live video.

Interestingly, Xiaomi hasn’t yet sent the invites to the media. As per earlier reports, the Mi 6 is expected to come in three variants, with the premium variant sporting a Quad HD 2K OLED display with dual curved edges. It will have 256GB of internal storage, dual rear camera setup and a powerful 6GB RAM. The basic version has been tipped to have 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The handset may come with a 4,000mAh battery. Earlier it was suggested that the Mi 6 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset.

Now, it seems that the premium variant could be released later with the Snapdragon 835 processor. Previous leaks had suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 6 4GB RAM/32GB storage variant would have a price tag of ¥1,999 (AU$390). The 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant and 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant prices are expected to be ¥2,299 (AU$440) and ¥2,699 (AU$520). A bigger Mi 6 Plus may also be offered in 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variations with price tags of ¥2,599, ¥2,999 and ¥3,499 respectively, writes Gadgets 360.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will have almost zero bezels, as revealed by earlier leaks. This phone is rumoured to steal the thunder away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 smartphones, and challenge their “all screen” designs. The Mix 2 could aim for a 93 percent screen-to-body ratio compared to S8’s 83 percent. Moreover, Apple iPhone 8 may also jump into this bandwagon and expand its screen-to-body ratio. Android co-founder Andy Rubin teased fans with a photo of a device he is currently working on, writes CNET.

The smartphone shown also has minimal bezels. Stay tuned on IBTimes Australia for more updates on the Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2 smartphones.