Xiaomi is all set to light up the upcoming Diwali season with its all-new low budget yet high on feature Redmi 6 series phones. While the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A share similarity on many fronts, the Redmi 6 pro will be the new flagbearer for bezel-less edges notch display in the sub Rs. 11000 budget segment. All phones offer top-end features like face unlock, AI camera as well as new display and better battery.

new Redmi 6 series

The three new launches are primarily targeted towards the larger Indian audience known for its likeness for budget phones. The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A have two variants each. All variants get a taller display and come powered with all-new MediaTek A and P-series of processors. The Redmi 6 pro stays true to the Xiaomi design culture.

It packs in premium features at a budget price tag of Rs 10,999 (base variant). Let’s delve a little deeper into what the new Redmi phones have on offer for India’s largest consumer population by budget.

Full Specifications

VARIANT

RAM

PRICE

AI Face Unlock

Redmi 6

3GB RAM / 32GB

Rs. 7,999

YES

Redmi 6

4GB RAM / 64GB

Rs. 9,499

YES

Redmi 6A

2GB RAM RAM/ 16GB

Rs. 5,999

YES

Redmi 6A

2GB RAM/ 32GB

Rs. 6,999

YES

Redmi 6 PRO

3GB RAM/ 32GB

Rs. 10,999

YES

Design and Display

The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A share identical easy to hold sleek design. In fact it’s near to impossible to point out the differences at first sight. The design while staying to the Xiaomi design language offers true value for money.

Both phones carry 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD quality display encased within a glossy plastic body. The screen has 18:9 aspect ratio with 1440 x 720 screen resolution. Whether the display will serve in bright sunlight is a question that remains unanswered. The Redmi 6 pro, on the other hand, serves premium display at budget costs. It flaunts a 5.84-inch full HD+ display with pixels resolution of 1080×2280, and 19:9 aspect ratio.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Mobile

Moving to the rear, The Redmi 6 and 6A appear true siblings but for the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 6. At the top of the 5.45-inch HD+ display of both phones sits ambient light sensor and a front-facing camera. At the bottom lie the standard on-screen navigation buttons. volume controls and power on/off button are placed on the right vertical edge.

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Whereas, the left vertical edge makes room for microSD card and one two SIM slots. The top left rear panel houses a horizontal camera module. While the bottom of the rear gets thin speaker grille. A 3.5mm audio jack fits in its usual position. Besides the above standard features on both phones, the Redmi 6 gets a fingerprint sensor too placed just at on the rear center.

Hardware and Software

Both Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A claim segment first 12 nm processors. The Redmi 6A is powered by quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, whereas the slightly costlier Redmi 6 comes packed with octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor. The new processors are a step away from long market leader Qualcomm processors. Underhood both the new offerings run on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 19 updated slated in near future. The MIUI interface might deter some but users can get rid of it as per their wish.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Contrary to the above, the Redmi 6 Pro houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with 2GHz computing frequency. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-powered MIUI 9.6.

AI Shutterbugs

Both Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A get the 5-megapixel front camera. The Redmi 6 houses a dual-camera setup at the rear comprising of f/2.2 12-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel depth sensors. The Redmi 6A, however, gets a single 13-megapixel rear secondary depth sensor. Key highlights are AI algorithm driven portrait and Beautify modes which must drive sales at first place.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 pro

Inline with the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6 Pro also gets 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup. For selfies and video chats, the Pro offers a 5-megapixel front camera.

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Connectivity and Battery

While connectivity support on all three offerings is standard like support dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. It is the smart battery that could also drive sales in the long run. The 3000 mAh sans power charging will serve all the needs of a budget phone.

The Chinese manufacturer claims that the new MediaTek processor is both smart and efficient. Users can expect things ticking just a little longer. Power responsibilities on The Redmi 6 Pro are performed by a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi claims two-day uninterrupted battery juice on the Pro.

In conclusion, we can say that all the three offerings by Redmi are incremental rather than revolutionary updates, The Remi 6 Pro offers more than rest two but it also cost substantially more.

However, it would be fair to say that the Redmi 6 And the Remi 6A tick all the right boxes from an Indian Market perspective. Redmi is doing what it does best i.e offer products that do what is important(commercial) with an economy price tag. The formula has worked for Xiaomi for now and there are no immediate reasons why Xiaomi will not continue to do so in near future too.