Xiaomi has officially launched its latest flagship budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 6 at an event in China today (12th June, Tuesday). Redmi 6 is the successor of Redmi 5 budget smartphone which was launched last year. At the same event, Xiaomi has also launched Xiaomi Redmi 6A model. Redmi 6 comes in two variants: 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, and 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage. The key features of Redmi 6 are AI-driven dual camera (12 MP + 5 MP), 5.45-inch HD display screen with 80.5% high screen-to-body ratio, octa-core processor with 12 nm (nano meters) process technology, AI based face unlock and also AI portrait mode for camera to make real-time changes with Bokeh settings. Furthermore, Redmi 6 stands out with the presence of an AI Assistant that works as your personal assistant. For instance, asking about the weather tomorrow, making a phone call while preparing a meal, asking about translating the food menu, wanting to listen a song of your popular singer. Xiaomi Redmi 6 will be offered in Cherry blossom, sand gold, Bali Blue, and Platinum silver colors.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Price and availability: Xiaomi Redmi 6 is priced at CNY 799 (approx Rs. 8410) for 3 GB RAM/32 GB inbuilt storage. While, its 4 GB RAM/64 GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at CNY 999 (approx Rs. 10,500). Xiaomi has already started taking reservations and pre-orders for Redmi 6 with 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage variant at its online store and the sales will begin from 15th June 2018, 12 noon onwards local time (CST).
Coming to Xiaomi Redmi 6 specifications and features, it comes with 5.45-inch HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 720×1440 pixels and pixel density of 295 ppi. On the camera front, Redmi 6 features a 12 MP+5 MP dual rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, and Phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology. Some of the dual camera software features are Electronic Image stabilization (EIS) for anti-shake capability, HDR, Night enhancement, Continuous shooting, street view. Redmi 6 is also equipped with a 5 MP front (selfie) camera. The front camera software excels in features such as portrait mode, AI face unlock, HDR. Redmi 6 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system. Redmi 6 is driven by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with octa-core processor that has a processing speed up to 2 GHz. The Helio P22 AI chipset is built with state-of-the-art 16 nm (nanometers) process technology.
The PowerVR GE8320 GPU pushes graphics crunching. From the storage viewpoint, Redmi 6 supports RAM size 3 GB/4 GB with 32 GB and 64 GB inbuilt storage variants which can be further expanded with MicroSD support, up to 256 GB. Redmi 6 also features a dual SIM slot with nano SIM type and dual standby feature. It is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Regarding cellular technologies, Redmi 6 offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with VoLTE support.
On connectivity technologies dimension, Redmi 6 offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz frequency capability, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2. Regarding connectivity support, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. With regard to sensors, it includes GPS, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor (provided at the back), Vibration motor, Compass, Proximity, GLONASS. Redmi 6 dimensions include 147.5x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and weigh 146 g.