Mi fans, time to shine once again, as the company is set to launch its newest entry-level devices to the Philippine market this July 18 – The Redmi 6 and 6A.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Photo: GSMArena

Both devices feature a 5.45-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi 5A is powered by a Helio A22 quad-core CPU, along with up to 2GB/3GB of RAM and up to 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 6, Photo: GSMArena

In terms of optics, the Redmi 6 has dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras, while the Redmi 6A sports a single 13MP sensor. Both are complimented by a 5MP front snapper, and run on MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.


While local pricing is yet to be revealed, being entry-level devices, we can expect both to be in the sub-PhP10k bracket.

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

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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.