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Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A presented: new processors, screens 18: 9 and very low prices

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Blue
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We already warned you about the date of presentation of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A for today June 12. The terminals have just been announced by Xiaomi in China and we can already know all the details of these new phones. They arrive to complete the lower range of Xiaomi and they do it with important news in regards to processors. In addition, both include the new artificial intelligence of the company that we have already seen what it is capable of doing in the photographic section. If you were looking for an extremely cheap mobile to get in the Chinese market, these two options seem the best.

Only a few months ago, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 was presented, so renewing this series does not make much sense anymore. We do not know what Xiaomi has in mind, although we can confirm that these new Redmi 6 and 6A arrive with MediaTek processors instead of Qualcomm . This at first sight may sound bad, but the truth is that MediaTek also has good chips in the mid-range.

Official features of the Xiaomi Redmi 6

The first and most important is the Xiaomi Redmi 6. It has been presented with an 18: 9 screen, a metal body and a fingerprint sensor placed on the back. Its body is metal and has a curve to improve grip in the back. We also see a double camera, something that is not present in the Redmi 5 or 5 Plus. It is important to note that Xiaomi has only presented the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, leaving the Redmi 6 Plus aside or for another occasion.

  • 5.45 inch screen in HD + resolution and 18: 9 ratio
  • Processor MediaTek Helio P22
  • 3 or 4 GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64 GB of storage
  • 12 + 5 megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
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Undoubtedly, this is a very interesting device where the best price is. It has a really fast facial recognition and artificial intelligence to improve its photographic section. In the forums of Xiaomi we can see the first examples and they are truly incredible.

Features of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A has the same metal body and screen as the previous model. Yes, it lowers its specifications when we talk about the processor or RAM. Also in the case of the camera, which happens to have a single sensor in the back. We continue with a fingerprint sensor and a 18: 9 panel on the front . As a curious fact, it also includes artificial intelligence and facial recognition.

  • Screen of 5.45 inches in HD + and ratio 18: 9
  • MediaTek Helio A22 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Is it a good decision to opt for MediaTek?

We had not seen Xiaomi terminals with these processors for quite some time and although it’s not a bad thing, we’ll have to see how they behave. MediaTek has always been in the wake of Qualcomm in terms of performance, but it is true that in recent years we have seen significant improvements in the manufacture of these chips. We believe that the Helio P22  is a very interesting bet and although it may not be as attractive as a processor in the 400 range, its results may be very similar or even better, since it is a chip manufactured in a 12 nm process. 

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In the case of Helium A22 we go down a little more level and we will have to be very attentive to the performance of this processor. If things go well for Xiaomi, maybe in the next low and middle range we will start to see these processors of the P and A series of MediaTek.

We can say that at the moment they are a success, since as you will see right below, this allows the company to offer prices that border on the ridiculous.

Prices and availability

These devices arrive as one of the most basic and cheap bets of Xiaomi, although for that reason you should not think that they will not have enough performance to run applications or to play the odd game of Google Play. Although its characteristics are nothing special, when we pass the prices to euros we can appreciate that you can not ask for much more.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 of 3 + 32 GB – 105 euros
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 of 4 + 64 GB – 132 euros
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6A of 2 + 16 GB – 79 euros

Will these Redmi 6 and 6A arrive in Spain?

The incognito is already served and we all ask ourselves the same question. We can not guarantee that Xiaomi Spain will receive these devices in our market. That the company has chosen processors MediaTek makes us think that they will not leave China, although this decision is sure that it has also been linked to the prices of the devices. At present, the Spanish market has terminals such as Redmi 5A or Redmi Note 5A for 109 and 129 euros respectively. It is possible that both models are discontinued in the coming weeks and that Xiaomi decides to bring the new Redmi 6 and 6A to Spain with very similar prices. At the moment it is only a speculation, although we will have to be very attentive to the movements of Xiaomi Spain.

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