Giant smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi yesterday announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone which is Redmi 6 at an event held in China. The Redmi 6 is the successor of Redmi 5, and comes with some of the biggest highlights such as Face Unlock, an aspect ratio of 18:9 display, a horizontal dual camera setup, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Redmi 6 is also claimed to have come up with the AI-based capabilities which powers its camera, Face Unlock sensor, and other aspects of the handset like the Xiao Artificial Assistant assistant.
Redmi 6 price, availability
The Redmi 6 price in China has been set at CNY 799 which is roughly Rs. 8,400 in Indian currency for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant and CNY 999 which is roughly Rs. 10,500 in Indian currency for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
Operating System and Display
The smartphone works on the Android version 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and bears a 5.45-inch High Definition+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a 80.7 percent screen-to-body ratio.
And when it comes to a processor, there is no comparison of Xiaomi with any phone and in this smartphone, it is powered and supported by an octa-core 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 SoC (clocked at 2GHz), which is highly paired with RAM of 3GB/4GB.
On the optics department, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes with a dual camera setup at the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, with 1.25-micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture. It also features Portrait mode.
On the front department, it gets a 5-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels, and AI beautification mode.
There is 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt onboard storage, which can even be extended further via microSD card of up to 256GB.
Some of the connectivity options on the Redmi 6 include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB.
Battery and measurements
The Redmi 6 measurements are 147.5×71.5×8.3mm with respect to length x height x thickness and weighs around 146 grams. The smartphone is powered by a battery of 3000mAh which is a removable one.