Xiaomi launches entry-level “dominators” Redmi 6 and 6A

Xiaomi launches entry-level “dominators” Redmi 6 and 6A

While other budget phone makers seem to compromise on user joy to pull down the price, Xiaomi doesn’t. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 (entry-level spec’d phone) and 6A (entry level dual camera phone), each with two variants, come with a look, feel, and features that makes sense to price them even more. Specs and prices, flash sale and availability info below (differences between Redmi 6 and 6A highlighted in orange).

 

Xiaomi Redmi 6 price, Xiaomi Redmi 6 specs, Xiaomi Redmi 6 review

Redmi 6 (above)
3GB + 32GB for Php 7,490 | Php 6,990 on July 23 Lazada sale
4GB + 64GB for Php 8,990 | Php 8,490 on July 23 Lazada sale


Xiaomi Redmi 6A specs, Xiaomi Redmi 6A Price, Xiaomi Redmi 6A review

Redmi 6A (above)
2GB + 16GB for Php 5,290 | Php 4,990 on Shopee’s flash sale on July 23.
2GB + 32GB for Php 5,990 | Available soon.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Xiaomi Redmi 6A
5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display @ 1440 x 720 resolution 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display @ 1440 x 720 resolution
MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz octa-core processor MediaTek Helio A22 2.0GHz quad-core processor
PowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8320
3GB, 4GB of RAM 2GB of RAM
32GB, 64GB storage, expandable up to 265GB 16GB, 32GB storage, expandable up to 265GB
12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, AI, LED Flash 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front camera 5MP front camera
Dual-SIM (Hybrid) Dual-SIM (Hybrid)
4G LTE 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
micro-USB micro-USB
OTG OTG
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint scanner | Face Unlock None | Face Unlock
Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 10) Android 8.1 Oreo
3,000mAh battery 3,000mAh battery
Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold Cherry Blossom, Sand Gold, Bali Blue, Platinum Silver
3GB + 32GB for Php 7,490 2GB + 16GB for Php 5,290
4GB + 64GB for Php 8,990 2GB + 32GB for Php 5,990

Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A price, Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A price specs, Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A price availability

Yes. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 (above) looks a lot like the feature-toned down variant, the 6A. How to tell them apart: look for the dual rear cameras on the Redmi 6.

Both the Redmi 6 and 6A will also be available at Authorized Mi Stores in August 2018. Both Redmi models were launched alongside the Mi 8 (Xiaomi’s 2018 flagship smartphone) last July 18, 2018.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.