The Android market in 2018 has been flooded with Xiaomi smartphones and the company doesn’t seem to be stopping.
After releasing the latest flagship additions to the Mi family, Xiaomi has now unveiled the new members of the Redmi line-up – the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A – at an event in China. The phones are the successors to the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5A released last year.
Xiaomi Redmi 6
The smartphone sports a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and (720 x 1440px resolution. It runs on a 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 chipset coupled with an option of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The memory is expandable through the microSD card.
As rumoured, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 features a dual rear camera setup of a 12MP primary shooter and 5MP secondary sensor. The front-facing camera is a 5MP selfie shooter.As an added biometric security to the rear fingerprint sensor, the phone features an AI-enhanced face unlock. The background light of the screen automatically lits up and scan your face immediately after lifting it up. This increases the pace of the unlocking process.
Out of the box, the Redmi 6 will run on Android Oreo with the AI-powered MIUI 10 skin for improved photography and performance. The phone is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
The phone will go on sale with a price of CNY 799 (N45,000) for the 3GB/32GB model and CNY 999 (N55,800) for the bigger 4GB/64GB variant.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
At first glance, the smartphone appears to be similar to the Redmi 6, but it’s more affordable with downgraded features.
It has the same screen size as the Redmi 6 with a 12nm Helio A22 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz. The smartphone features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, also expandable through microSD card.
The Redmi 6A has no fingerprint sensor, leaving only the face unlock as the biometric security option. A single 13MP camera can be spotted at the back with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter. The camera also comes with AI capabilities enabled by the MIUI 10 software.Xiaomi puts a price tag of CNY 599 (N34,200), and both the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A will be available in the Chinese market as from June 15. The global market launch is still unknown.