Xiaomi has grown to become the leader in India’s smartphone market in just four years but even today, it is somewhat difficult to buy some of its devices. The Redmi 6 series, which was launched few months back, is currently available only via flash sales, which makes it difficult for anyone to buy these devices.
The Chinese smartphone maker held Redmi 6A flash sale yesterday and today, the company will be offering the Redmi 6 via its own e-commerce platform mi.com and online retail partner Flipkart. The smartphone will be available for purchase at 12PM IST and both the platforms are offering two different storage variants during the sale. The Redmi 6 series is seen by analysts as Xiaomi’s attempt to further strengthen its grip in India’s entry-level and mid-range smartphone market.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Sale at 12PM: Specifications and Features
During today’s flash sale, the Redmi 6 variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will be available from Flipkart while the variant with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available from mi.com. On Flipkart, Airtel is offering Rs 1,800 cashback and up to 240GB free data with recharge of Rs 199 or Rs 249 or Rs 448 tariff plan per month. On Xiaomi’s own platform, the company is offering free 3-month subscription to Hungama Music and accidental damage protection at Rs 549.
The Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core SoC with 3GB RAM and option for 32GB or 64GB internal storage. The smartphone also supports expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card.
The Redmi 6 differs from Redmi 6A mainly in terms of the camera setup. There is dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera for taking selfies and it includes support for various beautification modes. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Redmi 6 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs 8,499 while the 64GB storage model will be available for Rs 9,499. Both the devices recently received a price hike in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A now on open sale
Soon after yesterday’s flash sale, Xiaomi announced that its entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 6A will now be available via open sale. The Chinese smartphone maker is only offering the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant via open sale while the 16GB storage variant will continue to be offered via flash sale only. The Redmi 6A with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is priced at Rs 6,599 while the 32GB storage model is priced at Rs 7,499.