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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A Running On MediaTek Chipsets Launched

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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A Running On MediaTek Chipsets Launched

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Xiaomi

Model / Variant

Redmi 6A
Redmi 6

Launch Date

12th June

Price

Redmi 6A: CNY 599 (Rs 6,500 approx.)
Redmi 6:
3GB RAM: CNY 799 (Rs 8,500 approx.)
4GB RAM: CNY 999 (Rs 10,500 approx.). 

Dimensions

147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm

Weight

Redmi 6A:
145 grams
Redmi 6:
146 grams

Colors

Grey
Blue
Gold
Rose Gold

Display Size and Type

5.45 inch
IPS LCD

Display Resolution

1440 x 720 px
18:9
295 ppi

Chipset

Redmi 6A:
MediaTek Helio A22
Redmi 6:
MediaTek Helio P22

CPU

Redmi 6A:
Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Redmi 6:
Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Redmi 6:
PowerVR GE8320

Memory Storage

Redmi 6A:
16GB
Redmi 6:
32GB
64GB

RAM

Redmi 6A:
2GB
Redmi 6:
3GB
4GB

Memory Expandability

Up to 256GB
MicroSD Card hybrid slot

Operating System

Android 8.1 Oreo
MIUI 9.5

Primary Camera

Redmi 6A:
13MP
f/2.2
Redmi 6:
12MP f/2.2
5MP f/2.2

Camera Features

Redmi 6A:
PDAF
Panorama
Geo-tagging
Redmi 6:
PDAF
HDR
Panorama
Portrait Mode

Primary Video

1080P

Secondary Camera

5MP
f/2.2

Secondary Camera Video

1080P

Battery

3000 mAh

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio

SIM Type

Dual Nano SIM

Other Features

Redmi 6:
Fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi has launched two new budget smartphones in China today. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A succeed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A which were launched in 2017. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A both have been launched in India at different times but, it’s unlikely that Xiaomi would launch the new budget devices in India. The Redmi 6A is priced at CNY 599 (Rs 6,500 approx.). The Redmi 6, on the other hand, will retail for CNY 799 (Rs 8,500 approx.) for the base model, and the higher end variant will cost CNY 999 (Rs 10,500 approx.).

Both the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A sport a 5.54 inch IPS display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. It was rumoured that Xiaomi would launch a Redmi device with a notch but, that turned out to be a hoax. The smartphones have an 18:9 aspect ratio and it’ll be tough to find going forward that will have the age-old 16:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, the Redmi 6 runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. The smartphone will be available in two configurations – one with 3GB and 32GB onboard storage and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The storage will be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The Redmi 6A, on the other hand, runs on the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC. The device will only be available in one variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.

Powering both the smartphones is a 3000 mAh battery which charges via a Micro USB port. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the Redmi 6 while the Redmi 6A misses out on one. For convenience, Xiaomi has also added Face Unlock, which is not as secure, but, is an easier way to unlock your phone.

Another differentiating factor between the two smartphones in optics. To the back of the Redmi 6 is a 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture paired with a 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The Redmi 6A, meanwhile, has a single 13MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the devices feature a 5MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are another entrants to China’s ever-growing budget segment. It seems unlikely that these devices will launch elsewhere.

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Vipul Vij
Vipul Vij
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