Xiaomi explains why it got rid of the 3.5mm audio jack in Mi 6

There is nothing much to complain about Xiaomi's latest flagship Mi 6. While it does not offer any invitational feature, the Mi 6 sports a sleek looking premium design and boasts specs that you get in a 2017 flagship. It's also cheap starting at just CNY 2499 ($360 | Rs. 23,500).... but the only thing frustrating is it ditches the 3.5mm jack in favor of USB-C audio, joining the likes of Apple and HTC.

If you were waiting for an explanation on why Xiaomi ditched the headphone jack, it has now given the reason. In a statement to Android Central, Xiaomi stated that it removed the headphone jack on Mi 6 to add other components like a larger battery and dual-rear cameras. 

Smartphones are highly-integrated products and internal space is precious. By removing the headphone jack, we can save room for other components such as a bigger battery. Audio through USB Type-C is becoming more common, and will continue to provide excellent sound quality. 

Like the Mi 5, the Mi 6 also has 5.15-inch screen size, but Xiaomi has increased the battery capacity of the Mi 6 by 10.5 percent, that is, from 3000mAh to 3350mAh. 

Furthermore, Mi 6 also has dual-rear camera module, even though the overall size of the chassis is same as Mi 5 and dual-cameras needs some space to fit inside a device. Considering that headphone jack on Mi 5 was on the top, Xiaomi would have wanted more space to fit the dual camera on Mi 6.

Thankfully, Xiaomi is bundling the Mi 6 with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter in the retail box, so Xiaomi has got prospective buyers somewhat covered. 

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Kaiser Bey
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Xiaomi explains why it got rid of the 3.5mm audio jack in Mi 6 Xiaomi explains why it got rid of the 3.5mm audio jack in Mi 6 Reviewed by Kaiser on 5/05/2017 06:42:00 PM
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