Recently, Xiaomi disrupted the whole flagship segment when it launched a phone with a Snapdragon 845 processor at a price of $300. The company is not done yet as some new phones are launching soon in India, and this time, they’re going to capture the budget segment. We know that in the budget segment, the Redmi 5 series phones are one of the best that the company offers. But soon, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 trio is launching in India as the company has started teasing the phones with the hashtag #DeshKeNayeSmartphones (Country’s new Smartphones). The phones were launched in China a couple of months back, so we already know everything about them.
The trio includes the Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro. If you don’t know, the Redmi 6 Pro launched globally as the Mi A2 Lite with Stock Android.
Talking about the Redmi 6A first, the phone is the cheapest among the three and was launched in China at 599 Yuan or $100. It has a 5.45-inch 18:9 HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The processor under the hood is the 12nm 1.0Ghz Quad-Core Helio A22, and there is 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM. The storage is expandable via micro SD card up to 256GB. There is a single 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED Flash. Interestingly, the Chinese Website says that there is also Software Video Stabilization.
On the front, the Redmi 6A has a 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera features include AI Portrait Mode, Face Unlock, and HDR. The battery is an average 3,000mAh unit that supports the normal 5V/1A charging via micro USB port. Android Oreo runs out of the box with MIUI on top.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes in three colors – Sand Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver. As mentioned above, the price is 599 Yuan in China so expect the phone to be priced at around Rs 5-6K in India.
XIAOMI REDMI 6
The Redmi 6 isn’t much different than the Redmi 6A regarding the design. The only difference is the camera setup, the chipset, and the storage options. The Redmi 6 too, has a 5.45-inch 18:9 display. The processor under the hood is the 12nm 2.0GHz Octa-Core Helio P22, and there is 3/4GB RAM with 32/64GB internal storage. The storage is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. It is worth mentioning that there is a hybrid SIM slot which is a con for sure.
The Redmi 6 has a dual rear camera setup that includes a primary 12MP f/2.2 sensor and a secondary 5MP camera. The rear camera features include Portrait Mode, HDR, Night Enhancement, EIS, Scene Selection, etc. There is a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, AI Portrait Mode, and Face Unlock.
The battery size remains the same as the Redmi 6A, i.e., a 3,000mAh unit. Also, there is no fast charging for the Redmi 6 as well as it supports 5V/1A charging via micro USB port.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes in four colors – Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Blue, and Silver. The pricing for the Chinese market is 799 Yuan ($125) for 3GB variant and 999 Yuan ($155) for the 4GB variant.
XIAOMI REDMI 6 PRO
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is the best phone among all the three as it packs a great processor, a big battery, a good display and a good set of cameras. Again, the Mi A2 Lite is just a rebranded Redmi 6 Pro with stock Android, so all the specifications are the same.
The Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84-inch Full-HD+ display with a notch (2280 x 1080 pixels). It is the first phone from the company in the budget segment that has a notched display. There is an option in the settings to hide it. The processor under the hood is the Xiaomi’s all-time favorite Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. There is 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal storage.
On the rear, the Redmi 6 Pro features dual cameras that include a primary 12MP and a secondary 5MP sensor. On the front, there is a 5MP camera. The camera features include AI Portrait Mode, HDR, Scene Detection, etc.
The battery underneath is a 4,000mAh unit that doesn’t support fast charging, which is a shame. Still, with a Snapdragon 625 processor, you can get a two-day battery backup on normal usage. The phone has a micro USB port.
The color options are Red, Blue, Rose Gold, Gold, and Black. The 3GB + 32GB variant is priced in China at 999 Yuan or $155, the 4GB + 32GB variant at 1,199 Yuan or $185 and the 4GB + 64GB variant at 1,299 Yuan or $200. Expect the Indian pricing to be lesser than the Chinese one.