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Xiaomi Redmi 6 With Face Unlock, Dual Cameras Launched

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Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest budget smartphones – Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A – at an event held in China, after both of them were spotted in leaks, teasers, and rumours over the past few weeks. The Redmi 6 succeeds last year’s popular Redmi 5, and comes with highlights such as Face Unlock, an 18:9 display, a horizontal dual camera setup, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Redmi 6 is also claimed to have AI-based capabilities powering its camera, Face Unlock sensor, and other aspects of the handset like the Xiao Ai assistant. In this article, we take a closer look at the Redmi 6 launch, price, availability, and specifications. You can read more about the Redmi 6A launch here.

Redmi 6 price, availability
The Redmi 6 price in China has been set at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,400) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant and CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500) for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The Redmi 6 will be made available in its first sale in the home country starting 10am CST on Friday, June 15.

Redmi 6 specifications
The Redmi 6 runs MIUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 80.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. As for internals, the budget smartphone is powered by an octa-core 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 SoC (clocked at 2GHz), paired with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 gets horizontally stacked dual camera setup at the back, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, both with a 1.25 micron pixels and AI capabilities. On the front, the smartphone gets a 5-megapixel selfie sensor. There is 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB), with its own card slot.

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. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity sensor. The Redmi 6 measures in at 147.5×71.5×8.3mm, and weighs 146 grams. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery.

Redmi 6


General

Release date June 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.50 x 71.50 x 8.30
Weight (g) 146.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Colours Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.45
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels

Hardware

Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P22
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin MIUI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes