Xiaomi has once again broadened its portfolio of smartphones in the country, as it launched its newest entry-level devices, the Redmi 6 and 6A.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 6

redmi 6 6a launch 2Both devices feature a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.  Under the hood, the Redmi 5A has a Helio A22 quad-core CPU at the helm, along with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the Redmi 6 has a more powerful octa-core Helio P22 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board space. Both pack a 3,000mAh battery.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 6A

redmi 6 6a launch 4For imaging, the Redmi 6 has a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera system, while the Redmi 6A sports a single 13MP sensor. Both are complimented by a 5MP front snapper with AI-assisted Portrait Mode and Beautification, and run on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.


The Xiaomi Redmi 6A will retail for PhP5,290  for the 2GB/32GB variant, and PhP5,990 for the 3GB/32GB variant, while the Redmi 6 is priced at PhP7,490 for the 3GB/32GB variant, and PhP8,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant. Both units will be available in Shopee and Lazada starting July 23, 2018, and in authorized stores at the end of the month.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A Specs
 Redmi 6Redmi 6A
ProcessorHelio P22 (Octa-Core)Helio A22 (Quad-Core)
Display5.45", HD+5.45", HD+
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, PDAF13MP, f/2.2, PDAF
Front Camera5MP5MP
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.