Xiaomi Redmi 6 with 5.45-inch HD+ display, AI dual rear cameras, Dual 4G VoLTE launched in India starting at Rs. 7999

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi 6, the company’s latest smartphone in the Redmi series and the successor of Redmi 5 that launched earlier this year, as it had promised. It has a 5.45-inch HD+ display 18:9 aspect ratio display with 80.7% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 12nm processor and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top, packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera for AI portrait shots. It has a 5-megapixel front camera with face unlock and AI portrait as well as AI beautify features.

It has a polycarbonate back panel with a brushed metal-like finish, features a fingerprint sensor on the back, has dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots and Dual 4G VoLTE support that lets you keep two 4G or 4G VoLTE SIM cards active in your phone, in standby so that you can receive VoLTE call in any of your SIM cards at any one time.

It packs a 3000mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than the 3300mAh battery on the Redmi 5, but the company says that it is more power efficient with the new 12nm SoC.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 specifications

  • 5.45-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1000:1 contrast ratio,
  • 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to MIUI 10
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, EIS, secondary 5MP camera
  • 5MP front-facing camera with  f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual microphones
  • Dimensions: 147.5×71.5×8.3mm; Weight: 146g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3000mAh (typical) / 2900mAh (minimum) battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes in Grey, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold colors is priced at Rs. 7999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, and the 64GB storage version of it will cost Rs. 9499 and will go on sale exclusively from Flipkart as well as Mi.com starting from September 10th. HDFC Debit, Credit and EMIs get Rs. 500 off for the first sale. The company said that this is limited period pricing, and might increase after two months.

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