Xiaomi has once again proven itself to be the "Apple of China" with the unveiling of its brand new flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 6. While the phone itself does offer a lot of unique features, the majority of its highlights still mirror the offerings released by the Cupertino-based giant.

Lifting off the curtains

A big unveiling event was held today in Beijing, China, where the company officially revealed the full specs and design of their latest generation offering. The event itself was also streamed to audiences worldwide, which gave fans the chance to see what the fuss was all about finally.

Similar, but different

At first glance, fans would likely immediately notice the dual lenses at the back of the device. The dual camera system not only looks the same as the one found on the iPhone 7 Plus but it actually has the same resolution as well. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is equipped with two 12-megapixel units at the top corner of the back panel.

One camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens, while the other has a telephoto lens. The unit's camera software also boasts a bokeh-style mode along with other built-in filters. The units are also equipped with 2x lossless zoom, 10x digital zoom, and optical image stabilization (OIS).

No headphone jack

Despite the outcry that followed after Apple's decision to remove the 3.5mm Headphone Jack from the iPhone 7, Xiaomi apparently doesn't mind getting mud on its face as it also followed suit and completely removed the port on the Mi 6.

It isn't clear just yet if Xiaomi is just following the trend or if it has bigger plans for its flagships down the road.

High-end hardware at half the price

The new Xiaomi Mi 6 is a powerful smartphone that sports the latest hardware currently available. The unit is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is the same one found on the Sony Xperia XZ premium and the Samsung Galaxy S8.

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However, the Mi 6 biggest advantage is its price tag, which is about half the price of the flagships mentioned above.

The powerful processor is paired with a huge 6 GB of RAM, the most the company has ever offered in any of its devices. As for its design and other features, the Xiaomi Mi 6 still uses the same display as its predecessor and its design is also quite similar.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 starts at just $360 for the base model with 64 GB of internal storage space, which then goes up to $420 for the 128 GB variant. The flagship will go on sale on April 28 via the company's official website and Mi Home Stores in China.