Redmi 6 series India launch: Xiaomi unveils its new generation smartphones

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Price Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Features Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Operating System Xiaomi Redmi 6 Xiaomi Redmi 6A Technology News

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Price Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Features Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Operating System Xiaomi Redmi 6 Xiaomi Redmi 6A Technology News

Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 6 series smartphones in India, almost three months after their debut in China. It's only the Redmi 6 Pro that's new to the party, but it's actually the rebranded Mi A2 Lite without stock Android.

Xiaomi sets the bar for aggressive pricing, and things aren't any different with the Redmi 6 series.

The Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 smartphones measure 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3mm and they weigh almost 145 grams.

The Redmi 6 will be available in India for the first time in India on September 10 on and Flipkart.

When it comes to pricing and availability, all three phones are priced aggressively as pretty much all phones from the company.

The Redmi 6 comes in two variants, one with 3GB RAM/32GB of internal storage and its introductory price is Rs 7,999. The company is now slated to launch the phone on September 10, according to a teaser from the company.

Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 6A at Rs.5,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and Rs.6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. These are introductory prices for 2 months.

Redmi 6 Pro comes in two RAM/internal storage variants: 3GB RAM/32GB storage at Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM/64GB storage at Rs 12,999. The Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 5.84-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio.

At the back, the smartphone is made of polycarbonate plastic with a metallic finish.

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The Redmi 6 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery which should ideally last a day on moderate to heavy usage.

Xiaomi is touting a massive 39% uptick in performance from the 2.0GHz Cortex A53 cores, and an even more significant 48% increase in efficiency from the node shrink to 12nm FinFET.

The Redmi 6 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, paired with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. The front 5MP camera also has portrait mode. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 out of the box. However, the 6A doesn't have a fingerprint reader like the other two Redmis, so you have to rely only on the face unlock. It has dual VoLTE, dual standby as well as a dedicated microSD slot.

The Redmi 6A features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor with 1.25-micron pixels and a secondary camera of 5-megapixel Samsung sensor. The company has also confirmed that all the three phones will be available in offline partner stores and also on Mi Home in the forthcoming days. This helps the cameras in creating Portrait images and up to 25 scene detection. While the Redmi 6 Pro comes with a bigger 4000mAh battery which the company claims can last two days in a single charge. The Redmi 6A also has AI face unlock, and unlock with Mi Band or unlock in a trusted environment with the smart unlock feature. There is also an option to hide the notch in the device's settings.

The Redmi 6A features the 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 chipset that includes 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.

-All the three Redmi phones come with dual nano-SIM card slots and a microSD card slot. Users can turn off the notch in this phone. The Redmi 6 Pro is available in four colors: Black, Gold, Blue, and Red.

The Redmi 6 Pro is the most advanced phone in the Redmi 6 family. The setup has 12MP + 5MP sensors. Similar to the panel used in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi 6 Pro boasts an impressive 1500:1 contrast ratio and 500 nits peak brightness.

With the Redmi 6, the highlight is the dual cameras at the back. One difference from the outside is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back. Again, the phone is running Android Oreo with MIUI 9.6, but Xiaomi says it will be upgraded to MIUI 10.

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