A new series of smartphones launched in India today. ‘Desh Ke Naye Smartphones’ (India’s upcoming new smartphones) as it teases we get to see the Redmi 6 lineup launch; Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and the Redmi 6 Pro. The launch is taking place in New Delhi today, starting at 12:00 P.M. The company also has live streamed the launch via its official website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.
At the start of the event, Xiaomi says it has a 29 percent market share in India. One out of three phones sold in India is from Xiaomi. Xiaomi will introduce three phones: Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 Pro. Redmi 6A will be an affordable phone, entry-level smartphone. Redmi 6 offers a dual rear camera at a budget price. And lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro; the most expensive one on this list with a better processor and dual rear camera.
As the live stream continues, we learn that the new Redmi series will consist of three smartphones where one will have a notch display. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro could be the company’s notch display smartphone in the lineup. This smartphone is aka Mi A2 Lite. Redmi 6 Pro would also be Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch display in India.
The Redmi 6 Pro will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor and a 4,000mAh battery. It also sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor and a 5-megapixel Samsung sensor dual-camera setup at the rear. It also comes with EIS for video recording.
Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India could start at around Rs 11,000 and go up to Rs 14,000 for the higher-end storage option. In China, the phone is available in three storage variants – 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage. Prices are CNY 999 (approximately Rs 10,400), CNY 1,199 (approximately Rs 12,500), CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs 13,600) respectively.
As the event proceeds, we go ahead to know more about the devices and their features; Redmi 6A is expected to be the cheapest out of the three Redmi 6 series phones. The 2GB RAM and 16GB storage option of Redmi 6A were launched in China for CNY 599, which is around Rs 6,300 on conversion. In India, we can expect similar pricing. It remains to be seen of Xiaomi decides to launch other storage variants as well.
Redmi 6 will cost Rs 7,999 for the base storage model with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal space. The 3GB RAM and 64GB storage model of Redmi 6 will cost Rs 9,499. Redmi 6 is Flipkart exclusive and the sale begins September 10.
Redmi 6A gets a 5.45-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and it runs MIUI 9, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. It sports a 13 MP back camera and a 5MP selfie shooter.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 will also be available in the red color option. The processor on the Redmi 6 is the Helio P22, which has a smaller 12nm FinFET design. This is an eight-core processor, clocked at 2.0Ghz. The company is claiming a 30 percent improvement over the previous generation. The phone supports AI face unlock and a fingerprint reader.
As the event continues, we will learn more about the Redmi lineups launched in India. We will surely bring up more updates as the event moves forward. To have a look at the live experience you can watch it online via its official website, Facebook page or YouTube channel.