Xiaomi Redmi 6 India launch highlights: Redmi 6 Pro with notch display launched
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Xiaomi Redmi 6 India launch highlights: Redmi 6 Pro with notch display launched

Xiaomi will introduce a new Redmi series in India today, possibly the Redmi 6 lineup.

By Marcia Sekhose | Sep 05, 2018 13:55 IST

Xiaomi introduced its Redmi 6 series in India. today with the launch of three new smartphones. The new Redmi 6 series comprises of Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro.

Xiaomi has upgraded its Redmi 5 lineup with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. The new smartphones come with upgrades like a 18:9 display, dual rear cameras and dual 4G VoLTE. Redmi 6 Pro stands out of the lot with its notch display.

The smartphone has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC under its hood. Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are both powered by MediaTek’s Helio processors.

Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery, while the other two phones have a 3,000mAh battery.

Redmi 6A starts at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB+16GB variant, and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB model. Redmi 6 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage which is priced at Rs 7,999. It also has a 64GB storage variant which will retail at Rs 9,499.

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Wrap up

Xiaomi’s event witnessed the launch of three new Redmi 6 series smartphones. Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A have a 18:9 display, and a 3,000mAh battery. Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 19:9 notch display, and a massive 4,000mAh battery. Prices for Redmi 6 series start at Rs 5,999 in India.

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Redmi 6, 6 Pro price

Redmi 6 3GB+32GB starts at Rs 7,999 and Rs 9,499 for the 64GB model. It will be available first on September 10 via Flipkart and mi.com.

Redmi 6 Pro 3GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs10,999. The 4GB+64GB model of Redmi 6 Pro will retail at Rs 12,999. It will go on its first sale on September 12.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A price

Redmi 6A 2GB+16GB starts at Rs 5,999, and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant. It will go on sale on 19 September at 12:00pm.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro performance

The smartphone comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor with a 4,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro camera

Redmi 6 Pro sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor, and a 5-megapixel Samsung sensor dual-camera setup at the rear. It also comes with EIS for video recording.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro with notch display announced

Xiaomi announces the Redmi 6 Pro for its power users. It features a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a notch cutout on top.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 performance

Xiaomi Redmi 6 is powered by a 12-nm Helio P22 octa-core processor. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,000mAh battery. It runs MIUI 9.6 out-of-the-box with an upgrade to MIUI 10 soon.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 camera

Xiaomi Redmi 6 features a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. It has an AI selfie camera.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6

Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer at Xiaomi India, talks about the Redmi 6. The smartphone has a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes in four colours of black, gold, rose gold and blue.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A camera

Redmi 6A sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone features electronic image stabilisation (EIS).

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A connectivity, software

Redmi 6A features Dual 4G VoLTE, and a triple SIM slot. It runs MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A security

Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with AI-based face unlock. It can also be unlocked with Mi Band and smart unlock.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A processor, battery

Redmi 6A is powered by 12nm-based MediaTek’s Helio A22 processor, and is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A display, design

Xiaomi upgrades its “Desh Ka Smartphone” with the Redmi 6A. The smartphone features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It has a brushed metallic finish with arc design. It ocmes in four colours of black, gold, rose gold and blue.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 series announced

Xiaomi announces Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones in India.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 launch begins

Raghu Reddy, Head of online sales at Xiaomi India, takes the stage to begin the launch event of Xiaomi. The company has been focusing in the after-sales programme for consumers. Reddy says that Xiaomi is the number after-sales smartphone company in the country.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 series expected pricing

In China, Redmi 6 starts at CNY 799 (Rs 7,400 approximately), while Redmi 6A has a lower starting price of CNY 599 (Rs 6,300 approximately). The base model of Redmi 6 Pro is priced at CNY 999 (Rs 10,000 approximately) in China.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A

In China, Xiaomi’s Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A phones have a similar set of specifications. Both phones feature a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and are fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A

Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A would be incremental upgrades over the existing Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A smartphones. These two smartphones are expected to be priced under Rs 10,000 in India.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 confirmed specs

Xiaomi has so far confirmed that its new Redmi 6 smartphones will feature dual 4G VoLTE for connectivity. The company also highlights good camera and battery as key features of its new phones.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Amazon exclusive

Amazon has a dedicated page for Xiaomi’s latest Redmi smartphones. According to the teaser page, two smartphones from the series will be exclusive to Amazon India.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro could be the company’s notch display smartphone in the lineup. This smartphone is aka Mi A2 Lite. Redmi 6 Pro would also be Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch display in India.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 series

The new Redmi series will consist of three smartphones where one will have a notch display. As per teasers and leaks, it’s expected that Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 6 series in India.