- Redmi 6 series is set to launch in India tomorrow
- Two variants are set to be Amazon exclusive
- The third variant may be Flipkart exclusive, or be sold offline
Xiaomi has been dropping new information about the upcoming Redmi 6 series regularly, and the latest reveals that the devices will be exclusively available on Amazon India. The e-commerce giant has dedicated a page for the Redmi 6 series launch, and the poster on the page reveals that two phones will be exclusive to Amazon. This could mean that the third variant may be a Flipkart exclusive, or even be available offline. Looking back at the Redmi 6 series predecessors, the Redmi 5 is available via Amazon, while Redmi 5A is on Flipkart.
Amazon’s Redmi 6 page has a poster announcing the launch of the Redmi 6 series on September 5. The poster has two phones – one with a notch (Redmi 6 Pro), and one without it (Redmi 6 or Redmi 6A) – indicating that only two devices will be exclusive on Amazon India, while the third variant (Redmi 6 or Redmi 6A) will be exclusive to another e-commerce site, presumably Flipkart. All of this is pure speculation at this point and more details should be out soon. Amazon writes that the launch will begin at at 2pm IST, tomorrow. It also has a ‘Notify Me’ button on the page for interested consumers to register. Of course, all three models can be expected to be available on Mi.com as well, alongside, apart from Mi Home stores and retail partners.
Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi 6 series will offer dual 4G VoLTE support in India, unlike the Redmi 5 series, which lacked the support. The Redmi 6 series -the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 Pro- was launched in China in June, and we expect the smartphones to launch with the same names in India as well. However, they are expected to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, and not MediaTek processors.
The price of Redmi 6 in China is CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,400) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, and CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. The price of Redmi 6A is set atCNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,300) for its 2GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant. Lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro costsCNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,400) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,500) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,600) for the 4GB/ 64GB model.
Redmi 6 specifications
In China, the dual-SIM Redmi 6 runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 SoC (though a Snapdragon SoC should be expected in India), sports a dual camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, a 5-megapixel front camera, and packs a 3,000mAh battery.
The dual-SIM Redmi 6A runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It packs a quad-core 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 SoC (though a Snapdragon SoC should be expected in India), a single 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and houses a 3,000mAh battery.
The dual-SIM Redmi 6 Pro runs MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, comes with a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked up to 2GHz. It features a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor and has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery.
Editor’s Note: The main story image, and launch time as per Amazon, were changed from 12:30pm to 2pm after a revision by the e-commerce site.