Today, on June 12, Xiaomi officially released new generation Redmi phones – the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. We have been hearing too many rumors concerning the former model, but there was no hint at the cheapest Redmi phone. The original Redmi 6 is priced at 799 yuan, while its sibling comes with a 599 yuan price tag.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is the world’s first thousand yuan smartphone packed with a processor on a 12nm process node. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P22 chip, which in comparison to the 28nm process chips, reduces the power consumption by 48%. The Helio P22 consists of four A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. Compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the Helio P22 has achieved a 27% performance increase. In terms of network, the Redmi 6 supports full Netcom 5.0 and supports dual 4G standby.
The phone also comes with a 5.45-inch full-screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It occupies 80.5% of the front panel. As you can see, it still retains narrowed forehead as well as a chin. The back panel uses a matte metal process. So in combination with the size and rounded corners, it provides an excellent grip feeling.
In terms of the camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 sports a 12Mp + 5MP dual-camera, the main sensor of which has a 1.25-?m unit pixel size. In comparison with the parameters of the current mainstream smartphones in the market, the Redmi 6 has the largest unit pixel size. The larger unit pixel size facilitates the imaging effect of dark light shooting, as more incoming light can make night shots brighter while suppressing noise. There is also a frontal 5MP camera supporting AI portrait mode for single-focus bokeh.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 has many built-in functions based on AI development: first it comes with AI Voice Commands support; at the same time, the phone will automatically light up when picked up enabling AI Face Unlocking; The Redmi can identify the names of flowers and cars, as well as identify some life items for price comparison; it has a built-in photo translation function and supports seven languages, including English, French, Japanese, South Korean, German, West Hindi into Chinese; and so on.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A adopts the same body design and screen size as the Redmi 6. Like its sibling, it’s the world’s first phone equipped with a new 12nm process quad-core high-performance processor, the Helio A22, with a 37% increase in performance compared to the Snapdragon 425. There is a built-in 3000mAh battery that can stand for 19 days. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is packed with a 13MP camera and a front 5MP camera. The latter supports AI portrait mode. It has a number of built-in AI functions similar to the original model while optimizing the MIUI system to reduce the system memory footprint by 30%.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes in two variants of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB, priced at 799 yuan and 999 yuan, respectively. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is available with a 2GB+16GB memory combination only and costs 599 yuan. They will go on sale on June 15.