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Xiaomi dazzles with new Mi 6 flagship

The Chinese phone maker's latest flagship comes in an attractive blue and gold version alongside its regular black and white models.

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Xiaomi's latest flagship phone, the Mi 6, doesn't stray too much from its roots. Like the Mi 5 before it, the phone comes with a 5.15-inch display and sports a curved rear edge. However, it does get new features, such as 12-megapixel dual cameras and a mind blowing price of just 2,499 Chinese yuan (which converts to around $365, £280 or AU$485) for a model with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. That's insanely cheap for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 phone.

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The Mi 6 comes in a variety of colors, including white.

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The black version looks pretty too, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 next to it looks a lot better.

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The blue and gold version of the Mi 6 does have its brilliant color going for it.

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All the Mi 6 phones sport a glossy rear, which collects fingerprints at the slightest touch.

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The Mi 6 sports 12-megapixel dual cameras and, like Apple's iPhone 7, uses a wide angle and telephoto lens to give users 2x optical zoom. There's also a Portrait Mode for taking beautiful photos of your friends.

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The phone is just 7.45mm (0.29 inches) thick.

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The black version makes fingerprints a lot more obvious.

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There's also a ceramic version with 18k gold used in the camera rims.

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This mirror-like finish isn't available for now -- Xiaomi has yet to figure out how to mass produce the ultra-reflective glass surface.

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This phone is so shiny it can also be used as a mirror.

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