Xiaomi at a dedicated launch event in China today, June 12 has launched Redmi 6 and 6A that succeed Redmi 5 and 5A from last year. The new Redmi smartphones will be available in the country starting 10 AM CST on June 15, and are likely to reach India soon after.
Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio supporting 720 x 1440 pixels. The phone is powered by 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, which offers 48% better performance than its predecessor.
Camera for Redmi 6 has a dual rear setup with 12 MP and 5 MP sensors. There’s a 5 MP sensor on the front for selfies, along with the face unlock feature. (A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor deserves mention too.) Similar to the recent Redmi phones, it is equipped with AI for the camera. The same goes for the 6A as well.
There are two storage variants: 3/32GB priced at 799 Yuan or about Rs. 8,400, and 4/64GB costing 999 Yuan or about Rs. 10,500.
Redmi 6A is consisting of the similar specs as in Redmi 6, except that 6A is powered by MediaTek A22 processor clocking at 2GHz. It also has 2 GB and 16 GB internal storage, the only variant, priced at 599 Yuan or about Rs. 6,400.
6A sports 13 MP and 5 MP lenses for its dual rear camera, and a 5 MP lens as a front selfie shooter. Portrait mode and enhancement in selfie camera are two of the highlights. Both the phones run the Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10, and are packing a 3,000mAh battery.
Redmi 6 is carrying Xiao AI, the voice assistant of Xiaomi. Its integration with the camera will get it to recognize vehicles, plants, living environments, and even items for price comparison. That takes care of online shopping for you.
Xiao AI is further capable of translating English, German, French, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean into Chinese. It can also detect text messages sent by fake mobile base stations.
Redmi 6 is filled with AI functionalities, like picking up the phone will wake the screen and unlocking by AI Face Unlock.