Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro launch in India teased; said to be 'coming very soon'

The Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 Pro were launched in China back in June.

  • Published: August 30, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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If a new teaser is to be believed, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the affordable Redmi 6 series in India. India head Manu Kumar Jain tweeted a teaser that reveals ‘Desh ke Naye Smartphones’ are ‘coming very soon’. Xiaomi had first used the ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ campaign to tease the launch of the Redmi 5A last year.

Jain’s tweet features a short animated video that depicts the number ‘6’, and shows the sketch of three devices in the background. Going by the sketch, it seems quite obvious that Xiaomi plans to launch the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and the Redmi 6 Pro in India. While there is no mention of a specific date, the time frame is in line with a recent report.

Two devices are seen sporting a tall display with thin bezels on the side, which will be the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A. The third device is seen sporting a full-screen display with an Apple iPhone X-like notch at the top, which will be the Redmi 6 Pro. All three devices were first launched in China back in June this year.

Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A specifications, features

To quickly recap, both these smartphones share a lot of specifications and features. Both the smartphones flaunt a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display. But where 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 will be the most premium of the three upcoming devices. It features a 5.84-inch full HD+ display with 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.

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  • Published Date: August 30, 2018 12:57 PM IST