Xiaomi Redmi 6 budget price and specs on Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A budget phones officially unveiled

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Xiaomi keeps on launching new smartphones to remain under the spotlight. This time around, it’s the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A that have been thrust into the headlines. The Redmi 5 and 5A successors have just been launched in China with a starting price of ¥599 (about P4,958 or $94).

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Visually, the two phones are identical — 18:9 screens on the front and polycarbonate rear panels that are symmetrically curved toward the sides, resulting in an ergonomic feel in the hand. The Redmi 6, however, has a dual-lens camera around the back that specializes in portrait shots.

The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are also equipped with the latest MediaTek Helio processors that promise satisfying and frugal performance. The chips are built on the new 12nm fabrication process and will bring improvements to on-device AI functions like object detection when taking a photo.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 budget price and specs on Revu Philippines

Visually, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are identical.

Xiaomi has outfitted the sequel to the Redmi 5 with a 5.45-inch LCD touch display that extends close to the top and bottom of the device, for a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5 percent. Viewed from the front, it’s pretty much identical to the phone that came before it.

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Moving to the back, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 features 12- and 5-megapixel cameras. The main sensor has been brought up to speed for 2018 with bigger pixels to absorb more light and offer brighter, more detailed snaps in low light. Xiaomi proudly says this particular system boasts the largest pixels among popular choices in this price range. The 5-megapixel camera above the display can also do all the portrait-style shooting you’d like.

Under the hood, the Redmi 6 incorporates an octa-core Helio P22 chipset, the same MediaTek platform that sits inside the Vivo Y85. It is said to consume roughly 48 percent less power than comparable 28nm CPUs.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A budget price and specs on Revu Philippines

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A, unlike the Redmi 6, has only one camera around the back.

The Redmi 6A adopts the same design language and display as the Redmi 6, but opts for MediaTek’s Helio A22 system-on-a-chip on the inside. Like the P22, the A22 is also fabricated using the 12nm process for greater efficiency.

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It also has a single rear-mounted camera with 13 megapixels, whereas the front-facing one is 5 megapixels. Both can shoot photos with software-enhanced background blur. The company claims the 3,000mAh battery inside the Xiaomi Redmi 6A has enough battery life for up to 19 days in standby mode.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 will be available in two configurations — 4GB RAM and 64GB memory for ¥999 (P8,278 or $156) and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for ¥799 (P6,621 or $125). The Xiaomi Redmi 6A with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is priced at ¥599 (again, P4,958 or $94).

These models are expected to go on sale in China from June 15, and we have a feeling that they will be released in the Philippines.

  • 5.45-inch LCD display, 1,440 x 720 resolution (18:9)
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo 
  • 5.45-inch LCD display, 1,440 x 720 resolution (18:9)
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.