Redmi 6 and 6A land in Malaysia – dual-camera, 18:9 display for less than MYR500

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Is there stopping Xiaomi? The resurgent China internet company is in rapid churn mode, and it doesn’t look like it’s taking a break. Next to make an appearance are two ultra-affordable devices – the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. Xiaomi continues to pack high quality gear and offer them at “honest pricing.”

At a glance, the Redmi 6 looks identical to the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus but sports the latest octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. It’s the first smartphone in its price range to use a 12nm platform. Xiaomi says the chip consumes 48 percent less power than comparable 28nm chipsets. Featuring ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, it offers balanced performance and power efficiency.

The device offers a 5.45-inch 18:9 HD display with a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5 percent. The display is housed in a polycarbonate body that sports a brushed metal look and symmetrically curved edges.

For a budget device, it offers an impressive 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup. The main sensor has 1.25 micron pixels – large pixels that take in more light than smaller pixel sizes. This translates to better photo quality and reduced noise especially in low-light conditions.

The camera also features PDAF that ensures fast focus.

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On the front, it gets a 5MP selfie camera that’s supported by Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode. Impressive for a device at this price point.

The Redmi 6A on the other hand is housed in the same body and offers the same display as the Redmi 6. It however gets a lower-end MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, also built on the 12nm process.

It gets a 3,000mAh battery that charges up via micro-USB. Impressively, the battery has a standby time of 19 days.

In the optics stakes, the Redmi 6A packs a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP front shooter that supports AI Portrait mode.

Pricing and availability

The Redmi 6 with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is available in Gold, Black and Blue. It retails for MYR499.

Meanwhile, the Redmi 6A comes with 2GB of RAM + 16GB storage and retails for MYR349. It is available in Gold, Black and Blue.

Both phones hit stores on 25 July 2018. The phones will be sold at Xiaomi Official Stores at Lazada and Shopee; as well as authorised Mi Stores and Mi Zones.

To buy online, hit the links below:

Redmi 6 – Lazada | Shopee

Redmi 6A – Lazada | Shopee


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