Xiaomi Mi 6 handset as seen on the company's website
Xiaomi Mi 6 handset as seen on the company's website (Chinese)Xiaomi

Xiaomi is making waves in India with its new smartphone releases -- Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 -- and it is poised to continue making the headlines. A new player will join flagship smartphones in India next month as Xiaomi prepares to launch its Mi 6 smartphone.

Following reports that the Mi 6 might not make it to India, this comes as welcoming news for many Mi fans and smartphone enthusiasts. The Mi 6 is great on power and specs, complete with a dual camera setup, Snapdragon 835 chipset and more.

Xiaomi India's chief Manu Kumar Jain hinted at a possible launch of the Mi 6 in India while boasting the impressive milestones set by the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi 4. Jain's tweet suggested the Mi 6 could be launched early in July and the first sale of the handset going live on July 23.

Xiaomi hosted the first sale for the Redmi Note 4 on January 23, and the same for Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 on March 23 and May 23, respectively. The company is following a pattern here and the next sale date is July 23, but there's no clear indication of the device's name. Xiaomi Mi 6 is a logical suggestion.

Xiaomi Mi 6 is a solid competitor in the premium smartphone category, where handsets like Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, LG G6 and others have impressed consumers. Since these flagships come at a price not everyone can afford, Xiaomi's Mi 6 is a suitable alternative with a competitive price tag.

Xiaomi Mi 6 comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants, costing 2499 Yuan (approx. Rs. 23,410) and 2,899 Yuan (Rs. 27,157), respectively. Xiaomi also has a ceramic edition of the Mi 6 with 128GB storage for 2,999 Yuan (about Rs. 28,094), but it remains to be seen if it will be launched alongside the other two models in India next month.

At these prices, the Mi 6 is certainly going to make some heads turn in India as its rival smartphones are priced almost twice as much. For the price, Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch 3D curved glass with a Full HD display, glass design with a stainless steel frame, 6GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 8.

There's a fingerprint scanner under the display of the handset, which is sealed completely to protect against accidental splashes. The flagship smartphone features a dual rear camera setup with two 12MP lenses, and has an 8MP front snapper for selfies. The company ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of the USB Type-C connector for headphones.

Under the hood, the Mi 6 features a 3,350mAh battery, which is expected to keep the phone running for a full day. If priced right, the handset will certainly be able to replicate its success in China in India.