Budget yet powerful Redmi phones!
Recently today Xiaomi announced two more phones in China namely the Redmi 6 and 6A. The most surprising fact is that both the phones will come with a 12nm MediaTek processor.
Under the hood, Redmi 6 has MediaTek’s Helio P22 (Octa-core) processor whereas 6A sports MediaTek’s Helio A22 (Quad-core) processor. Both Helio P22 and A22 are new MediaTek chip built on 12nm process technology. And are likely to give good performance. There are two RAM:storage variants of Redmi 6, 3GB + 32GB being the lower one and 4GB + 64GB the higher option. The Redmi 6A has only the 2GB + 16GB variant. There is no dedicated micro SD card slot on both devices.
Both Redmi 6 and 6A sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440x720px) full-screen display. There is no word on the protection used however we think there might be some kind of scratch resistant coating over the display.
For the back camera, Redmi 6A has a single 13MP (f/2.2 aperture) shooter and a 5MP (f/- aperture) selfie-snapper. Whereas Redmi 6 has dual camera to the back with 12MP being the primary lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 5MP as the secondary lens with an f/2.2 aperture as well. There is a 5MP (f/2.2 aperture) selfie-snapper on the front.
Both phones come with LED flash on the back. Redmi 6 sports the AI portrait mode and slow motion 480p video @ 120fps.
Both phones support Face Unlock.
Both Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A adopts its front Full-screen Display design from its predecessor Redmi 5. Probably the biggest difference between these two phones will be the absence of 2nd camera to the back and fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 6A.
Both Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A has 3000 mAh battery. Both runs on Android 8.x Oreo out of the box. Both phones will support the dual 4G standby which means you can switch in two 4G sim cards and will not lose network on either.
The pricing of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A for China is CNY 799 (for Redmi 6) and CNY 599 (for Redmi 6A) respectively which translates into ₹ 8400 (for Redmi 6) and ₹ 6300 (for Redmi 6A) for Indian market.
There is no announcement on when these devices will appear in Indian Market however in our view they should arrive before September.