Xiaomi keeps releasing new phones into the market, and that is probably why the company is doing so well today. In fact, it is currently one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in Asia, together with Huawei.
Xiaomi has just launched three new Redmi phones in India – the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6A, and the Redmi 6 Pro. Redmi is a sub-brand under the Xiaomi parent company.
The Redmi 6A comes as a follow-up to the Redmi 5A while the Redmi 6 is the successor to the Redmi 5. The Redmi 5A was the first phone that Xiaomi launched under the company’s “Desh Ka smartphone” campaign. The Redmi 6 Pro was also launched simply as a variant of the Redmi 6 with more features. Of the three new launches, the Redmi 6A is the cheapest, at a starting price of Rs. 5,999 about (30,000 Naira). The Redmi 6 comes at a starting price of Rs. 7,999 (about 40,000 Naira), while the Redmi 6 Pro starts at Rs. 10,999 (about 55,000 Naira).
All three phones run Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.6 on top of Android Oreo. However, the Chinese giant has promised to upgrade all the Redmi 6 series phones to MIUI 10 very soon. The three phones come with dual VoLTE, dual standby feature. This means that users will be able to use two 4G SIM cards simultaneously with a microSD card on the phone.
Xiaomi also revealed that these three phones will be fast enough to run heavy GPU games, as well as to multitask. They will also have the camera ability to capture clear pictures to the satisfaction of users.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specifications
The Redmi 6A is called the ‘desh ka naya smartphone’. It sports a 5.45-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 (as obtained in many Android devices of 2018). It comes with a metallic body and an arc design. Packing a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front, the Redmi 6A is the only phone of the lot to feature a single camera on both the rear and the front. Its 5-megapixel front shooter has AI portrait and beautify mode.
This phone was launched in two variants – a 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage variant and a 2GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant. It runs on the MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo. It has dual nano SIM + microSD card slots with dual VoLTE, dual standby support.
The Redmi 6A is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which Xiaomi claims can last almost a whole day without issues.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Specifications
The Redmi 6, successor to the Redmi 5, sports a 5.45-inch HD+ full-screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1440×720. This device enjoys an AI-powered dual camera setup on the rear, featuring a 12-megapixel primary shooter and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. On the front panel sits a 5-megapixel sensor for taking selfies, also with AI portrait mode.
Powered by the Helio P22 processor, the Redmi 6 was also launched in two variants – a 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and a 3GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant. It also runs the MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo. It has dual nano-SIM plus SD card slot, also having dual VoLTE, dual standby support.
Other features found on the Redmi 6 include a fingerprint sensor, face unlock support, and unlock with Mi band support. It comes in classic black, blue, gold, and rose gold colors.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Specifications
One notable fact about the Redmi 6 Pro is that it sports a notch on top of the display. However, you can hide it if you do not like it. The phone sports a 5.84-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2280 and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It also comes with a dual camera setup, having a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor on the rear. On the front sits a 5-megapixel shooter with AI portrait mode.
The Redmi 6 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 624 processor, and comes with a 4000mAh battery. Xiaomi claims that this battery can last two days. The device was launched in two variants as well – a 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and a 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant. It runs MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo, and also has dual nano-SIM plus microSD card slots.
Prices of Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6 Pro
For the Redmi 6A, the 2GB/16GB model comes at Rs. 5,999 (about 30,000 Naira) while the 2GB/32GB model comes at Rs. 6,999 (about 35,000 Naira).
The 3GB/32GB variant of the Redmi 6 comes at Rs. 7,999 (about 40,000 Naira) while the 3GB/64GB variant comes at Rs. 9,499 (about 47,500 Naira).
Lastly, the starting price of the Redmi 6 Pro is Rs. 10,999 (about 55,000 Naira) for the 3GB/32GB model, and Rs. 12,999 (about 65,000 Naira) for the 4GB/64GB model.
These phones will become available this month, and the prices are subjected to change at any time.