We were expecting official confirmation any day, and the same has arrived. Soon after teasing the Redmi 6-series on social media handles, Xiaomi has begun rolling out invites for their India launch. The Redmi 6A, 6, and 6 Pro will go official in India on September 5.
The social media teaser refers to the three as ‘Desh ke naye smartphones’. This is a similar tagline that Xiaomi used to promote Redmi 5A last year and alludes to the affordable nature of these upcoming phone. The Redmi 5A indeed went on to become the best selling phone in India, and the 6-series will try to match up the same value.
Mi fans! We’ve got more than one for you! Coming very soon 😇
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 30, 2018
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Among the three, the Redmi 6 Pro is the only one with a notch. It was also rolled out globally as Mi A2 Lite (as part of Google’s Android one project). And It’s powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset.
Speaking of chipsets, Xiaomi will be using MediaTek chips in India after a long time. The Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 will be powered by MediaTek Helio A22 and Helio P22, respectively. These are new MediaTek chipsets that aim to bring AI to entry-grade phones. Both the Redmi 6 and 6A have similar design and hardware.
Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 price in India
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro incoming. 3/32GB and 4/64GB models. In Gold, Blue or Black. Priced at ~200/250 Euro likely much cheaper elsewhere as usual. And also probably coming in more colors.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) August 28, 2018
The three phones are expected to range between 6,000 and 9,000 INR in India. The Redmi 6 Pro is expected to have a similar price as realme 2 in India.
Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6 Pro Specifications and Features
|Model||Redmi 6||Redmi 6A||Redmi 6 Pro|
|Display||5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display||5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display||5.84-inch FHD+ 19:9 IPS display|
|Processor||2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU||2GHz Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor||2.0GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB/64GB, expandable to 128GB||16GB, expandable to 128GB||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB (dedicated card slot)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10||Android 8.1 Oreo- MIUI 10|
|Primary Camera||12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, secondary 5MP camera||13MP rear camera with LED Flash||12MP+5MP LED flash, PDAF, f/2.2aperture,|
|Dimensions and Weight||147.46×71.49×8.3mm; Weight: 146g||147.46×71.49×8.3mm; Weight: 145g||149.33×71.68×8.75mm; Weight: 178g|
|Battery||3000mAh||3000mAh Battery||4000mAh built-in battery|
|Others||Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, and AI voice assistant||Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, and AI voice assistant||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS+GLONASS, micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint sensor, and IR Blaster|
|Price||roughly at Rs. 8,500 in China||roughly at Rs. 6,500 in China||roughly Rs 10,400 in China|