Xiaomi Redmi 6/6A are official with 18:9 displays and 12nm chipset

Xiaomi Redmi 6/6A are official with 18:9 displays and 12nm chipset

Xiaomi recently made a big splash in the Android market with the release of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro for the mid-range market and the Xiaomi Redmi S2/Y2 for the budget market. We’re still seeing these devices grow in popularity, which has led us to today as the company has announced a new addition to their regular Redmi series. Today, Xiaomi was in China to announce the launch of the Redmi 6 with MediaTek’s latest MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and its more affordable companion, the Redmi 6A with MediaTek’s Helio A22 SoC. Both chipsets are built on the 12nm process, which should consumer 48% less power than comparable 28nm chips.

We’ve seen Xiaomi release multiple variants of their devices for a while now. It allows them to market the same overall device with different internal specs for completely different target markets. The regular Redmi 6 is their base model and is said to be priced at around $125 (¥799), while the less expensive Xiaomi Redmi 6A will have less impressive specs, but will also only cost you about $95 (¥599). Both of these new smartphones will be sporting 18:9 5.45-inch displays, 3,000 mAh batteries, and Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 OEM ROM, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 & Redmi 6A Specs

SpecsXiaomi Redmi 6Xiaomi Redmi 6A
OSAndroid 8.1 MIUI 9Android 8.1 MIUI 9
SoCMediaTek Helio P22MediaTek Helio A22
Display5.45″ 18:9 720p5.45″ 18:9 720p
Rear Camera12MP (1.25µm) + 5MP13MP
Front Camera5MP5MP
RAM3GB / 4GB2GB
Storage32GB / 64GB16GB
Battery3,000mAh Capacity3,000mAh Capacity
ColorsGrey, Blue, Gold, Rose GoldGrey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold

The company is also advertising their Xiao AI voice assistant feature with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, which is integrated directly into the camera to recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items for price comparison. If you’re interested in either of these two new Xiaomi smartphones then you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on them as they are both being made available to the public on June 15th.


Source: Xiaomi

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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.