Xiaomi rolls out invites for Redmi 6-series India Launch

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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.

Also Read: Realme 2 Quick Review – A missed opportunity

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

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,
Secondary Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
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
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Deepak has more than 8 years of experience in covering technology for several eminent publications in India. He currently leads an enthusiastic team of young writers at Smartprix and tries to uphold the highest quality standards.

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