At an event earlier today, Xiaomi unveiled the latest range of Redmi smartphones. The phones launched today are the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A. These devices come as an upgrade over the Redmi 5 and the 5A, but I personally think that launching so many phones and upgrading it in just 6 months (over the Redmi 5 series) isn’t the best thing for Xiaomi to do. With all that said, let’s take a closer look at each of the smartphones in a bit more detail. (image source - Indianexpress)
The Redmi 6 features a 5.45” HD+ (720 X 1440) IPS display with a now standard 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chip which is an octa core CPU and is clocked at 2GHz and all that power is backed up by a 3000 mah battery. Redmi 6 is soon going to be available in 2 configurations, either 3GB RAM/32GB ROM or 4GB RAM/64GB ROM and it also offers a microSD card slot for further storage expansion. The phone also features a dual camera (12MP + 5MP) and a 5MP front camera for all the selfie needs. Aside from the fingerprint scanner on the back, Xiaomi is also offering face unlocking feature on this phone. The 3GB/32GB variant will set you back 799 CNY and the 4GB/64GB around 999 CNY. (image source - Indianexpress)
The display here is the same as the Redmi 6 that is a 5.45” HD+ (720 X 1440) IPS display. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 chip which a quad core CPU and is also clocked at 2GHz. The 6A comes standard with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, which is again expandable using a microSD card. On the back, the Redmi 6A has a single 13MP camera with an LED flash and the selfie cam is a 5MP unit. The Redmi 6A does away with the fingerprint scanner to achieve a lower price of 599 CNY. (image source -NDTV gadgets)
Both the Helio P22 and the A22 are based on 12nm process so they should ideally do well with thermals and performance. The phones will be available in China starting 15 June. Xiaomi hasn’t detailed the availability of these smartphones in any other markets just yet. Let’s hope that these smartphones do come to India.