Xiaomi has announced two new smartphones in the Redmi budget range, equipped with modest, but very attractive specifications. These are called Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A and offer advanced features such as camera portrait mode, facial recognition unlock, virtual assistant, and metal construction
Redmi 6 is a 5.45 "smartphone and 18: 9 HD + resolution, built around MediaTek's mid-range Helio P22 chipset. It integrates eight Cortex A-53 cores, which will be enough for common use cases. We're dealing with configurations with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, and with a fingerprint sensor on the back. The 3,000 mAh battery should fit the configuration, given the low display resolution.
The main camera has two sensors, one 12 megapixel and one 5 megapixel, the latter being used to add the bokeh effect to portrait photos. The front camera comes with a single 5 megapixel sensor and can be used to unlock with the face.
However, the Redmi 6A is a cheaper and cheaper, but not completely different. The general design is similar, but the fingerprint sensor is absent. We also have to deal with a single 13 megapixel camera on the back. The 5 megapixel front camera offers software portrait functionality
The configuration of this model integrates the same 5.45 "HD + screen, a modest chipset, four-core Mediatek Helio A22, 2GB of RAM and 16 storage space, along with a 3,000 mAh battery. In theory, this model should offer greater autonomy than Redmi 6.
But the price is the strong point for Xiaomi devices, so Redmi 6A starts from 599 yuan in China, that is somewhere up to 95 US dollars, while Redmi 6 in the standard configuration costs 799 yuan ($ 125), and the top version costs 999 yuan ($ 155). The phones will be available very soon in China, but will surely reach Europe through local distributors.