Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Xiaomi has launched two new phones in China today called the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A that succeed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A which were launched in 2017. Both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A have been launched in India but at the entirely different times, but it’s quite unlikely that Xiaomi would launch the new mid-range smartphones in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is priced at CNY 599 (Rs 6,500 approx.) While on the other hand, the Redmi 6A is priced at CNY 799 (Rs 8,500 approx.) for the base model, and the higher end variant will cost CNY 999 (Rs 10,500 approx.).
Both the Smartphones sport a 5.54 inch IPS display with a 1440 x 720 px resolution. There were many rumours in the market that Xiaomi would launch a Redmi device with a notch display but that ultimately turned out to be a hoax. Both the devices come with an aspect ratio of 18:9 as it will be quite tough for the company to move forward with the old age 16:9 aspect ratio. Underneath the hood, the Redmi 6 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset and comes in two different variants- one with 3GB and 32GB in-built storage and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage. The in-built storage in the smartphone is further expandable upto 256GB via a MicroSD Card. On the other hand, the Redmi 6A is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and will be officially available in only one variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB in-built storage.
Both the Smartphones are powered by a 3000 mAh battery which charges via a Micro USB port. The Redmi 6 consists of a fingerprint sensor on the back but the Redmi 6A completely misses out on that one. Mainly for convenience, they have also added a face unlock feature which is an easier way to unlock your phone. Another highly differentiating factor between both the Smartphones is in terms of the camera department, at the back of the Redmi 6 there is an 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture paired with a 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Meanwhile, the Redmi 6A consists of a a single 13MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the new devices come with a 5MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are the newest and the latest entry’s to China’s ever-growing budget segment. So it’s quite unlikely that both of these new smartphones will launch anywhere else in the world.