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Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Battle Between The Phones Of The Future

By Staff writer , Jan 04, 2017 01:36 AM EST
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix are both expected to roll out this year. With the two phones being closely compared to each other, it makes a lot of sense to compare the two and see which of which will the consumers prefer the most. (Photo : Manila Shaker Philippines/YouTube)

Xiaomi has made strides towards outshining Samsung in its own Home turf, as the tech giant is looking forward towards the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix. Samsung, on the other hand, is looking to outduel Apple as the world's leading smartphone manufacturer.

If everything goes according to speculation, the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will be going up against the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 in a battle between the phones of the future. Here are some comparisons between the two handsets that you can ponder on.

Official Price

In terms of retail price, Xiaomi smartphones are already known for its affordable price and it is rumored that the Mi 6 Mix is going to be around $370-440. The Samsung Galaxy S8 on the other end is rumored to cost about $810.

Design & Display

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix is reported to feature a bezel-less front with a 100% screen-to-body ratio. It will also sport a retractable front camera and a software-based home button, along with reports that it could possibly have a fingerprint scanner as well.

As per recent reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be ditching the 3.5 mm jack. It will also have curved edges and a bezel-less screen with an edge-to-edge display. However, unlike the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix, Galaxy S8 is said to only have 90% screen-to-body ratio.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a 2K resolution. As for the Samsung Galaxy S8, it is said to sport a 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED display variants, but there are also several reports that indicate Samsung to be working on a 6-inch AMOLED display model.

Processor & Memory

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix has been rumored to be featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 on the other end is reported to potentially be featuring 2 chipsets. The first model will be powered by an Exynos 8895 chip that will be sold exclusively in India, while the other will also have the Snapdragon 835 which will be sold worldwide.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will be having two variants of memory combination. One will be a 256GB model with 6GB worth of RAM and another is 128GB with 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, is also going to have two variants as well, with 64 and 128GB internal memory and coupled with 8GB of RAM.

Camera

In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will feature a 16 MP Dual-LED flash rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be featuring 2 rear cameras: a 13 MP and 12 MP variant. As for its camera features, fans are hoping that it will be a lot more powerful than its predecessors.

Charging and Other Features

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix is said to feature wireless fast charging features that are capable of charging from 0 to 60 percent within 30 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, is said to be featuring wireless headphones, wireless charging, the possibility of an S Pen inclusion, and two AI voice assistants called Bixby and Kestra.

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