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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A Launched in China: Price, Specifications

The Redmi 6 series is finally launched with AI features and Xiao AI assistant

After long anticipation, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A in China. The company’s co-founder Lin Bin previously released the launch posters on Chinese media platform Weibo and was expected to launch three Redmi 6 series smartphones. A third device called Redmi 6 Pro or Redmi 6 Plus was speculated to be launched with the other two which feature a notch design. The Redmi 6 Plus has been previously spotted in TENAA.

The new Redmi 6 series is the successor to Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 series launched last year. The Redmi 5 was renamed as Redmi Note 5 in the Indian market. The 6 series brings new improvement and performance in processing and camera. Both the smartphones use a MediaTek chipset but may get a Snapdragon one on the global launch.

Redmi 6 Specifications

The Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio with an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset clocked at 2GHz. It is available in two configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. Both the variants can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

In the optics department, it sports a horizontally stack dual cameras in the rear with 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor of 1.25-micron pixels and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it offers a 5MP selfie camera of f/2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels. It comes with features like Portrait mode and AI beatification. Other features include AI-powered Face Unlocking, Xiao AI digital assistant and a rear mounted circular fingerprint sensor.

Unfortunately, it runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, but an MIUI 10 upgrade can be expected later. It is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack and micro-USB while sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and digital compass, gyroscope, infrared and proximity sensor. It measures 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and weighs 146 grams. It will be available in Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver colour variants.

Redmi 6A Specifications

As for the Redmi 6A, it features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 295 ppi pixel density. Under the hood, it is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal space. It can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

It sports a single 13 MP camera on the back with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF while offering a 5 MP camera on the front. Other features include Portrait node, AI-powered Face Unlocking, Xiao AI digital assistant and a rear mounted circular fingerprint sensor.

The Redmi  6A also runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, but an MIUI 10 upgrade can be expected later. It is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM and micro-USB while sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and digital compass, gyroscope, infrared and proximity sensor. It measures 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and weighs 145 grams.

Price and Availability

The Redmi 6 costs CNY 799 (Rs 8,500 approx) and CNY 999 (Rs 10,500 approx) for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants respectively. The Redmi 6A comes at a price tag of CNY 599 (Rs 6,500 approx). Both the smartphones will go on sale in online and offline stores from June 15 starting at 10 AM. Currently, there is no word about a Global release, but we can expect it to happen like its predecessor which was a huge hit in the Indian market.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: mrinmoy@dealntech.com

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