Xiaomi to launch its Redmi 6-series smartphones on September 5
As the successor to the popular Redmi 5-series, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Redmi 6-series smartphones in India. The company has scheduled a launch event on September 5 where it is expected to unveil the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones. Notably, Xiaomi had introduced these phones in China back in June this year. Here's a sneak peek.
Manu Kumar Jain teases the launch of Redmi 6-series smartphones
At a glance: Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro
The Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 sport traditional displays with prominent edges on all sides whereas the Redmi 6 pro gets a notched display. On the back, the Redmi 6 sports a horizontally-positioned single rear camera whereas the Redmi 6A gets a similarly positioned dual rear camera setup. The Redmi 6 Pro, on the other hand, sports a vertically-stacked dual rear-camera setup.
Here's the specsheet of Redmi 6A
The Redmi 6A gets a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). The Redmi 6A offers a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9, and packs a 3,000mAh battery.
Here's what the Redmi 6 offers
The Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB) and again packs a 3,000mAh battery. Redmi 6 offers a 12MP+5MP dual rear-camera setup and 5MP selfie snapper.
Redmi 6 Pro: Specsheet
The Redmi 6 Pro features a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) notched display and runs MIUI 9, like other Redmi 6 variants. The phone runs on a Snapdragon 625 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB). It comes with 12MP+5MP rear camera setup, a 5MP front camera, and packs a 4,000mAh battery. Notably, all the three phones support dual-SIM cards.
The Redmi 6-series could start at Rs. 6,000 in India
The Redmi 6A costs CNY 599 (Rs. 6,300) for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage configuration. The Redmi 6 costs CNY 799 (Rs. 8,400) for the 3GB/32GB variant while its 4GB/64GB model is priced at CNY 999 (Rs. 10,500). The Redmi 6 Pro costs CNY 999 (Rs. 10,400) for 3GB/32GB model, CNY 1,199 (Rs. 12,500) for 4GB/32GB variant, and CNY 1,299 (Rs. 13,600) for 4GB/64GB variant.