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Xiaomi unveils Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro in India to take on Samsung
TT Correspondent |  |  05 Sep 2018

China's Xiaomi has expanded its handset portfolio with the launch of three new smartphones -- Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro -- starting Rs 5,999, as it looks to further bolster its market share and better compete with its arch-rival Samsung ahead of the festive season.

Redmi 6 sports the latest Helio P22 octa-core processor and features a 5.45-inch 18:9 Full-Screen Display with an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. It has a 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera setup on the rear. The 5MP front camera of Redmi 6 is supported by Xiaomi's AI Portrait mode, which renders a realistic bokeh effect with a single lens.

Redmi 6 comes in two variants: 3GB + 32GB variant priced at Rs 7,999 and 3GB + 64GB variant priced at Rs 9,499 as introductory prices for two months.

“At Xiaomi, we always thrive to push our boundaries and make higher level innovation accessible to all our users at honest pricing" Raghu Reddy, Head - category & online sales, Xiaomi India said.

Redmi 6A comes in two variants: 2GB + 16GB for INR 5,999 and 2GB + 32GB for Rs 6,999 as introductory prices for two months. It features 5.45” 18:9 Full-Screen Display with an HD+ resolution. It sports the Helio A22 SoC which makes Redmi 6A the only smartphone in this segment with a 12nm processor. Redmi 6A's 3000mAh all-day battery allows the phone to stay in standby mode for up to 9 days.

Redmi 6A has a 13MP rear camera featuring phase detection autofocus with Electronic Image Stabilization and a 5MP front camera—both capable of using Xiaomi's AI Portrait mode. Redmi 6A comes with MIUI 9.6 based on Android O which has also been optimized, reducing system apps' memory usage by nearly 30%.

In addition, Redmi 6A offers dual VoLTE capabilities.

Redmi 6 Pro runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. With that, it pairs an AI dual camera along with a massive 4000mAh battery to deliver a two-day battery life. The device features 12MP + 5MP AI dual rear cameras, and comes in Black, Gold, Blue, and Red colors, and in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants.

Redmi 6 Pro 3GB + 32GB is priced at Rs 10,999 and 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,999.

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