Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker knows how to keep ruling in the Asian market. The company is once again coming with a new budget-friendly smartphone for the users. Xiaomi Redmi 6 is in the rumors for a long time now, but the company' has officially announced it. The Redmi 6 launch is scheduled for an event on June 12 by Xiaomi in China. Redmi series has always been popular among the users because of being an in-budget device that comes with promising performance. Xiaomi uses the series to dominate the Asian market especially India where a majority of the users prefers budget-friendly devices. Moreover, the company claims the Redmi 6 to be best and assures ‘no-lagging’ performance even in the long-term use. According to the news, the phone will be coming with three variants including Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Plus/ Pro.
However, Xiaomi hasn't given anything about the phone expect the release date, but we have some rumors and leaks. Recently Redmi 6 also surfaced on TEENA which revealed its most of the specifications and details. Let’s see what Xiaomi will be offering with the latest budget smartphone.
As there is no official image has been released by Xiaomi yet regarding Redmi 6, so we are only left with the leaks and rumors. According to the TEENA, Xiaomi’s Redmi upgrade is coming with some of the significant design changes that will allure more users. The smartphone image shared by the website shows the same unibody design but with a delicate finished surface. The metallic body seems to have the similar Redmi series look at the back with the antenna on the bottom and top of the back panel.
We have also found another image that reveals the phone with front notch similar to iPhone and OnePlus 6. If the leaked images are authentic, then the Redmi 6 will be the only phone with a notch at this price range. With notch, there comes a skinny bezel that owns a small chin at the bottom. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back and will give you the feel of the previous redmi iterations. The other significant change is the dual camera at the back that is placed vertically similar to the iPhone X.
Redmi 6 is expected to come with a 5.45 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen having the 720 X 1440 pixels. Along with this the phone is also rumored to have the 72.7% screen to body ratio. Surprisingly the leaks also suggest that the Redmi 6 will be having an 18:9 aspect ratio. Talking about the processing power the phone is expected to be running on Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset that will be coupled with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.
The processing unit of the phone will be supported by a 2/3/4 GB RAM along with the internal storage of 16/32/64GB. The internal storage of the phone is upgradable up to 256GB via microSD card. Coming to the camera, Xiaomi may be giving a compelling upgrade to the Redmi series in this category. According to the rumors, there will be dual camera comprising a 13MP + 8MP dual lens that comes with the phase detection autofocus. The front camera will have the 5MP sensor selfies and video calling.
Rumors also suggest that the Xiaomi Redmi 6 will even own Android 8.1 that will be overlayed by the company’s own MIUI 9. Recently, Xiaomi also announced that soon it would be releasing the MIUI 10, so it is possible that the Redmi 6 also gets the update shortly. The phone is also expected to come with a 3000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery that will be able to power up for a long time. Besides, the phone will be Dual SIM supportable comprising a Nano-hybrid slot, that means you need to choose between the second SIM and MicroSD card.
As we have already revealed in the beginning that there could be two other variants of the smartphone, you must be interested in knowing their specifications too. Redmi 6 Plus or Redmi 6 Pro is expected to come with 5.84 full HD+ display with the aspect ratio of 19:9. The camera of the smartphone could set up with 12MP and a 5MP dual lenses and may come with a larger 4000 mAH non-removable battery. The Redmi 6A will be cheaper variant among all three and will have slightly lower specs compared to these other two.
The budget-friendly smartphone was announced by the company on Weibo, a Chinese social networking platform. However, Xiaomi didn't reveal anything about the price just mentioned the launch date. The phone will be coming on 12 June during an event held by the company. There is no reliable information about the Redmi 6 price, but we believe that the cost of the smartphone will start from 1,138 yuan.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow