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Xiaomi teases dual 4G VoLTE feature for Redmi 6-series in India ahead of September 5 launch

Xiaomi will be launching 3 smartphones in the Redmi 6-series, one featuring a notched display.

  • Published: September 2, 2018 7:44 PM IST
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Xiaomi is gearing up for yet another launch this month. The company will be introducing three new smartphones in the Redmi 6-series on September 5, and it has already started teasing the same. These Xiaomi smartphones include the Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi 6A. Now, the latest teaser on Twitter highlights the Dual 4G VoLTE feature.

Until now, dual SIM smartphones allowed you to use 4G services on SIM one, whereas the other SIM slot would fall back to 2G or 3G. So if you were using Vodafone or Airtel connection in SIM 1 slot, and the Reliance Jio SIM in the second slot, Jio would not work as the telco only supports 4G network. And if you Jio SIM card in the primary slot, the Airtel or Vodafone SIM would only support up to 3G speeds. The newer chipsets allow you to have 4G connections on both SIM slots, offering a better connectivity solution.

Based on the previous report, the Redmi 6A will be offered in 4 color options – Black, Blue, Rose Gold and Gold. In terms of storage variants – you could choose between 2GB RAM with 16GB storage or 2GB RAM with 32GB storage. The Redmi 6, will also be offered in the same color variants as the Redmi 6A, but the storage variants will be different – 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 3GB RAM with 64GB storage. The Redmi 6 Pro, on the other hand, will be offered in Red, Blue, Black and Gold color options, and two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro price in India

In terms of pricing, the Redmi 6A will replace the Redmi 5A, and is expected to cost Rs 5,999 for base variant, and Rs 6,999 for higher storage variant. The Redmi 6 replace the Redmi 5 with prices starting at Rs 8,499 for the base variant, and Rs 9,999 for the higher variant. Lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro price could start at Rs 11,999 and go all the way up to Rs 13,999.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A specifications, features

Both smartphones share a lot of common specifications and features, such as a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display. While the Redmi 6 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core SoC chipset, the Redmi 6A is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core SoC.

Another difference is on the camera front. The Redmi 6 features a dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+5-megapixel) at the back, while the Redmi 6A features a single 13-megapixel sensor. For security, the Redmi 6 comes with a physical fingerprint sensor, but the Redmi 6A comes with face unlock feature instead. The rest of the common features include a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 3,000mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi and GPS.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro specifications, features

As the name suggests, the Redmi 6 Pro is the premium device among the three. It features a 5.84-inch full HD+ display with a notch, and 19:9 aspect ratio. The notch houses the front camera, earpiece and proximity sensors. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz.

The smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Up front is a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. Making sure everything ticks is a 4,000mAh battery. On the software front, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 skin on top.

  • Published Date: September 2, 2018 7:44 PM IST