Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 6A at an event in China on 12th June 2018 (Tuesday). Redmi 6A is the successor of Redmi 5A budget smartphone, which was launched last year in October. At the same event, Xiaomi has also launched Xiaomi Redmi 6 model. Redmi 6A comes in a single variant: 2 GB RAM/16 GB storage. The key features of Redmi 6A share similarity with Redmi 6 such as 5.45-inch HD display screen, 18:9 aspect ratio for large screen displays, processor with 12 nm (nano meters) process technology with processing speed upto 2 GHz, and AI based face unlock. Redmi 6A differs with Redmi 6 on the camera front with a single rear 13 MP camera instead of a dual rear camera. Other notable difference is absence of Octa-core processor and fingerprint sensor on the back. Xiaomi Redmi 6A too will be offered in Cherry blossom, sand gold, Bali Blue, and Platinum silver colors.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Price and availability: Xiaomi Redmi 6A is priced at CNY 599 (approx Rs. 6325) for its 2 GB RAM/16 GB inbuilt storage. Xiaomi has already started taking reservations and pre-orders for Redmi 6A at its online store and the sales will begin from 15th June 2018 (tomorrow) from 10 am onwards local time (CST).
Coming to Xiaomi Redmi 6A 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 6A features a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, Phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology. Some of the rear camera software features are Electronic Image stabilization (EIS), HDR, Night enhancement, Continuous shooting, street view, and AI smart mockup. Redmi 6A 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, selfie timer. Redmi 6A runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system. Redmi 6A is driven by Helio A22 chipset with quad-core processor that has a processing speed up to 2 GHz. The Helio A22 chipset is built with state-of-the-art 12 nm (nano meters) process technology. The PowerVR GPU pushes graphics crunching. From the storage viewpoint, Redmi 6A supports RAM size 2 GB with 16 GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded with MicroSD support, up to 256 GB. Redmi 6A 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 6A offers GSM, 3G, and 4G LTE with VoLTE support.
On connectivity technologies dimension, Redmi 6A offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz frequency capability, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, same configuration as that of Redmi 6. Regarding connectivity support, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack are provided. With regard to sensors, it includes GPS, A-GPS, Accelerometer, Vibration motor, Light, Compass, Proximity, GLONASS and BeiDou. Redmi 6A dimensions include 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm and weigh 145 g.