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Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A unveiled

Xiaomi just introduced their budget contenders today in the form of the Redmi 6 and 6A, successors to the Redmi 5 and 5A. Sporting Helio P22 and A22 chipsets these two devices hope to penetrate a very crowded market portion.

First up let’s take a look at the Redmi 6. The device is powered by a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display, MediaTek’s Helio P22 chipset, 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage, MIUI 10 and a 3,000mAh battery.

For cameras, we have a dual 12MP + 5MP rear and a single 5MP front.

Next up the Redmi 6A. Powering the device is a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, MediaTek’s A22 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. Noticeably absent from the phone is a fingerprint scanner, luckily it has facial recognition.

For cameras, we have a single 13MP rear and single 5MP front.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 specifications

  • 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display @ 1440 x 720 resolution
  • MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz octa-core processor
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3 or 4GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 265GB
  • 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with LED Flash and AI
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM (Hybrid)
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • micro-USB
  • OTG
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 10)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold

Xiaomi Redmi 6A specifications

  • 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 IPS display @ 1440 x 720 resolution
  • MediaTek Helio A22 2.0GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 265GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM (Hybrid)
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • micro-USB
  • OTG
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Cherry Blossom, Sand Gold, Bali Blue, Platinum Silver

The Redmi 6 is priced at CNY 799 (~Php 6,611) for the 3/32GB variant and CNY 999 (~Php 8,266) for the 4/64GB one. The Redmi 6A, on the other hand, has a price tag of CNY 599 (~Php 4,956). Both phones will go on sale in China on June 15. Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced.


Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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4 Responses

  1. K L says:

    ouch micro usb

  2. taesi says:

    Ok lang as long as it doesnt rape my wallet and use it for just social media.

  3. zJong says:

    Mas malaki onti ung side bezels but more comfortable in one-hand use. Di na nila naantay ung SD460 (kryo cores pa naman un pero ala lang mb cache haha). Ung helio p22(12nm) ok na din next gen na mediatek na yan di tulad nung dati kong meizu m1 note (mediatek mt 6752, 28nm) overheat agad ayun ligwak na ung screen.

    Mas gusto ko pa kung me EIS or ibang software image stabilization ang budget phone kesa sa dual camera. Kahit steady hands na ko sa redmi 5, mejo sablay pa din.

  4. jobert0 says:

    These will kill the competition again.

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