Together with the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi has made the Redmi 6 official in the Philippines.
Xiaomi is covering all bases in the smartphone industry. For those who find the Redmi 6A a little too underwhelming, there’s a lot of other options to choose from. Previously, the entry-level segment is dominated by the Redmi 5 series. But with the launch of the new refresh for 2018, they’re now taking a back seat.
Comparing it to its predecessor, it’s quite odd to see that the Xiaomi Redmi 6 actually has a smaller screen. But even if that’s the case outside, the hardware on the inside got a fairly decent bump.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 features a more powerful octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor, assisted by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Its screen measures 5.45-inches diagonally and it comes with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 9
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (Nano, Hybrid)
- 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display, 1440 x 720 pixel resolution, ~295ppi
- 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor
- PowerVR GE8320
- 3GB / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel dual rear camera, PDAF, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Infrared blaster
- FM Radio
- microUSB 2.0, OTG compatible
- Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 146g
- Colors: Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Grey
- 3,000mAh non-removable battery
For security purposes, Xiaomi equipped the Redmi 6 with both fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature. In the camera department, there’s a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies while a combination of a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel shooters at the back handles the more serious photography stuff.
The latest version of the MIUI 10 doesn’t come installed out of the box, but the Xiaomi Redmi 6 would definitely get the update as soon as it’s ready.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 3GB + 32GB model is priced at Php7,490. On the other hand, the 4GB + 64GB version costs Php8,990. It will be available in the Philippines starting July 23, 2018.