[EXCLUSIVE] Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro to Launch in India Within Two Months


The Xiaomi Redmi 6, 6A and 6 Pro are the much-awaited successors to the Redmi 5 and 5A. The Redmi 6 and 6A take everything that’s good about their predecessors and add a modern flavour to it. Both the devices were launched recently for the Chinese market, with no mention of an international release date. However, according to our source, both smartphones are likely to hit the Indian market in the next two months.

The Redmi 6, 6A and 6 Pro are bound to make a splash in the Indian market, as they offer a perfect blend of price and performance that no other competitor has managed to so far. Before the Redmi 6 and 6A, the company also announced their latest flagship device—the Xiaomi Mi 8 and its variants. Once again, no international release date was specified and our source indicates that the Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3 will not launch in India for the next two or three months at least. Without further ado, let’s see what the Redmi 6 and 6A bring to the table

Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Price in India and Specifications

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The Redmi 6A is priced at 599 yuan (Rs.6,300 approx.) for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The Redmi 6A features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 (18:9 aspect ratio). It is an impressive upgrade over the 5.0-inch 720×1280 panel on the Redmi 5A. The Redmi 6A is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio 22 processor clocked at 2 GHz. Unlike most MediaTek and mid-range Snapdragon SoCs, the A22 is more power efficient and faster as it is manufactured on a 12nm process. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via micro SD card. The optics on the device include a single 13MP camera at the rear and a 5MP snapper on the front. Both the cameras come with Xiaomi’s new AI features to aid in photography. Lastly, the device is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery and has the standard connectivity options such as 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and a micro USB port for charging and data transfer.

Xiaomi Redmi 6: Price in India and Specifications

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The Redmi 6 is a slightly better version of the 6A and is priced accordingly. It is priced at 799 yuan (Rs.8,500 approximately) in China for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage will set you back by 999 yuan (Rs.10,500 approximately). The device features a 5.45-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 (18:9 aspect ratio) which is powered by an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. At the heart of it lies an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, along with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The optics are slightly better on the Redmi 6, which comes with a 12MP + 5MP primary camera and a slightly underwhelming 5-megapixel secondary camera. The primary shooter is capable of generating a depth-of-field effect in images, thanks to the additional sensor. The connectivity options on the Redmi 6 include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and a micro USB port for charging and data transfer. The battery is a non-removable 3,000mAh Li-ion unit. Additionally, the Redmi 6 also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and support for Face Unlock, something that has been becoming increasingly common in devices today.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: Expected Price in India and Specifications

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The Redmi 6 Pro is the best device of the lot and is priced at around the Rs. 12,000 mark. It sports a 5.45-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080×2280 (463 PPI, 18:9 aspect ratio). The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2GHz, along with 2/3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. There is a likelihood of a higher storage variant too, but it is unclear at this point, as the device is yet to see the light of day. The primary camera is the same as the Redmi 6, with dual 12+5-megapixel lenses. The same applies to the secondary camera, which will likely be a 5-megapixel shooter. The battery is slightly larger at 3,900mAh. The Redmi 6 Pro will also come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and support for face unlock.

All three devices will run Android Oreo 8.1 customised with MIUI 10 out of the box. We’re excited to see them make their way to the Indian market and hope that we don’t have to wait too long to get our hands on them.