In addition to Valentine’s Day on February 14, the Tanabata is also a wonderful day. It is also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. As Wikipedia explains, it celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held on various days between July and August. Usually, at this festival, not only food companies, but even technology companies launch a limited edition of products to increase their brand image. Today, Xiaomi officially launched the Xiaomi Mi 6X Dove Tanabata gift box version, which contains a cherry blossom powder Mi 6X (4GB + 64GB), Tanabata limited edition phone case and Dove rose story gift box. The entire gift box is priced at 1499 yuan ($219), and it will officially go on sale on August 10/14 at Xiaomi’s official mall.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X Dove Tanabata gift box version comes with the same features as the original model, but it is available only with a 4+64GB memory option. The rest remains the same. Thus, it sports a Snapdragon 660 AIE chip, a 3010mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0, a 5.99-inch Full HD+ resolution, and runs on MIUI 9.5 Stable Version based on Android 8.1.
However, the selling point of this smartphone is the camera. And the Xiaomi Mi 6X Dove Tanabata gift box version has inherited excellent camera features as well. As you remember, this phone came with a slogan of ‘A 20MP camera on the back and front to make people more beautiful.’ Actually, almost all Mi line handsets have been known for their amazing shooting capabilities. But the Mi 6X uses two Sony camera sensors that make it one of the best offers in the mid-range market. The phone is packed with a 12+20MP dual-camera that uses the Sony IMX486 and Sony IMX376 sensors with a 1.25um and 1.0 unit pixel areas, respectively, and a large aperture of f/1.7. It’s senseless to say the main shooter and the selfie camera with a 20MP resolution support AI shooting with multiple enhanced features.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X Dove Tanabata gift box version is not the first custom version of this phone. Previously, there was the Hatsune Miku Limited Edition as well. So with the initially announced five color options (flame red, ochre black, glacier blue, cherry powder and quicksand gold), we have up to 7 versions to choose from.