[Live] Redmi 6, Redmi 6A Launched: Watch Live Streaming, Live Updates

Xiaomi launch event for the Redmi 6 started. Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro/Redmi 6 Plus are also expected to launch in the event. Check the live updates of the event in English.


Xiaomi president Lin Bin recently shared an official launch poster that gave us our first real look at the Redmi 6. The poster also confirmed that the launch event was scheduled for today, i.e., June 12. The new smartphone would be the successor to the well-received Redmi 5 and will be among other budget offerings from the company. It is also expected that the Chinese OEM will release the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro/Redmi 6 Plus alongside the Redmi 6. Scroll down for our live coverage of the launch event.

Redmi 6, 6A, 6 Pro/6 Plus Launch Event: Watch Live Stream

The Xiaomi event for the launch of the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro/Redmi 6 Plus has started in China. You can watch the live stream of the event here. Do keep in mind that the event is likely to stream in Chinese and you can follow along in our live coverage of the event in English right here.

Redmi 6: Expected Price in India

It is quite possible that the Redmi 6 would be launched in three storage variants just like its predecessor the Redmi 5. So this would be a 2GB RAM +16GB storage, 3GB RAM + 323GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Since the new handset is a slight upgrade over its older model, it is likely to carry some premium over the latter. Whenever the phone makes it way to India, we are expecting its price to start around Rs. 8,999 for the base storage model. The two higher storage variants would be consecutively priced around Rs.9,999 and Rs.11,999 respectively. Even though Xiaomi hasn’t officially disclosed its plans to release this phone internationally, we do expect the phone to launch in India and its release should be held sometime early next month.

Redmi 6: Expected Specifications

The Redmi 6 is expected to house a 5.45-inch IPS LCD screen with a 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Just to give you some perspective, the Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch display with the same resolution. As for the processor, the phone is likely to sport an octa-core Snapdragon 625 which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 450 that comes on the Redmi 5. The Snapdragon 625 has a quadCore CPU which has its cores clocked up to 2GHz. This is coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU. As mentioned earlier, the phone is likely to arrive in three storage configurations — 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Further storage expansion with a microSD card will also be possible. On the Software front, the handset should arrive with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 loaded by default.

For imaging, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 has been rumoured to arrive with a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup quite similar to that found on the recently launched Redmi Y2. The front of this phone, however, is expected to house a mediocre 5MP shooter for selfies. Xiaomi has provided Face Unlock capability on the Redmi Y2, so we expect the feature to make its way to this phone as well. There should still be a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 6. For its battery, a standard 3000mAh cell is the most probable option Xiaomi would implement. Connectivity-wise, the entry-level Android smartphone is expected to support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, an IR blaster, and 4G VoLTE. The different colour models that this phone is expected to arrive in include Black, Blue, White, Silver, Purple, Red, and Rose Gold. Physically, the phone measures 147.46 x 71.49 x 8.3mm and weighs in at 146 grams.

Redmi 6, 6A, 6 Pro/6 Plus Launch Event: Live Updates