After releasing its flagship Mi 8 trio, Xiaomi went further to refresh the other side of its portfolio (I am talking about the Redmi series). Just last week, the Chinese phone manufacturer unveiled its entry level devices, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. In this post, I shall be showing you the features and specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 6, together with its price and availability. My next post, will uncover the Redmi 6A.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Features
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 came with a 5.45 inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixel) IPS display, with a contemporary 18:9 aspect ratio. Its chipset is a MediaTek Helio P22 chip having a 2GHz octa-core CPU. The battery powering the Xiaomi Redmi 6 has a 3000mAh capacity, which is way lower than the 3300mAh battery found in the Redmi 5. But given the Redmi 6 came with more efficient chipset and smaller screen, the battery should last quite longer.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 will be available in two memory options; 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. Both internal storage are expandable via the use of a microSD card slot. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 has a dual camera setup at the back (12MP + 5MP) and a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies.
The key feature of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 is the AI-aided face unlock. Once a user lifts up the phone, the screen lights up and scans the face of the user making the whole unlocking process a bit faster and more convenient. In case you prefer a fingerprint unlock, you can also find a fingerprint scanner at the back of the Redmi 6.
Talking about AI (Artificial Intelligence), it is an essential part of the whole MIUI 10 software that powers the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and will help with performance and camera skills.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June 15th|
|Dimensions||147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm (5.81 x 2.81 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||146 g (5.15 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~72.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)|
|– MIUI 9|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.2, 1.12 μm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– XviD/MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Colours||Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold|
|Price||About 120 EUR|
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 price for the standard version (3GB/32GB) cosy just CNY799 in China, which is approximately $125 in the United States of America. The improved storage version (4GB/64GB) price goes for CNY999 in China and $155 in the United States of America.
The phone started selling in China since the 15th of June 2018. The Redmi 6 availability in the global market is still yet unknown at the moment.