Xiaomi is all geared to pull the wraps off the company's new generation of entry-level Redmi 6 series phones in India.
Xiaomi is hosting the product launch event in New Delhi and is slated to kick-off the keynote presentation at 12:30 pm today. Like previous programmes, it will be web-casted online so that fans can catch live action on their phones or on the PCs.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 series was originally launched first in China a few months back and the specifications of the devices are already out in the public domain. However, we still don't know the price and the processor (Redmi 6 and 6A) it comes with.
For those unaware, Xiaomi Redmi 6 and the 6A come with MediaTek Helio P22 and MediaTek Helio A22 CPUs, respectively. But, the company is barred from selling devices with MediaTek chipsets in India. We are curious which Qualcomm processor it will be using for the phones.
On the other hand, the Redmi 6 Pro is unlikely to get any changes in terms of design and specifications, as it comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core.
As far as the pricing is concerned, Xiaomi is likely to retail the Redmi 6 series anywhere between Rs 5,000 and Rs 12,000 and offer them in multiple Storage+RAM configuration so that consumers can buy according to their budget.
For those unaware, both Redmi 6 and the 6A come with the metal-clad shell on the back and sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440x720p) screen on the front with 18:9 display aspect ratio, which offers cinematic viewing experience.
Under the hood, the Redmi 6 comes packed with MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor, Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, a 12MP+5MP dual camera with Bokeh blur feature, a 5MP front camera with face unlock, fingerprint sensor and a 3,000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Redmi 6A houses MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor, Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 OS, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 13MP single camera on the back and a 5MP sensor with face unlock and a 3,000mAh battery. It can be also noted that Xiaomi is betting big on face recognition technology in the Redmi 6A as it has left out the finger scanner.
Both the Redmi 6 series models come with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart camera applications to offer Bokeh blur effect, face mask, age detection, editing tools including Beautify for front snapper offering options to adjust skin tone, erase scar and more.
The Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch full HD+ screen with a notch on top, which houses 5MP front camera with face unlock capability. On the rear side, it features vertically aligned dual-cameras and a fingerprint sensor in the centre.
Under the hood, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, 3GB/4GB storage, 32GB/64GB storage and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under regular usage.
The key aspect of the device is its camera hardware. It comes with a 12MP + 5MP dual camera with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Portrait and AI scene detection feature. With this, the phone will be capable of detecting different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more.
For instance, if you are pointing the Redmi 6 Pro camera to a garden, it will intuitively know you are taking a picture of a flower and adjusts the camera's focus on other settings to get the best possible image. If you are taking the photo outdoors, it will automatically set the camera mode to landscape and cover a wider area in the single frame.
On the front, Redmi 6 Pro also features a 5MP front camera with AI Portrait, wherein despite having just one lens, it can take selfies with Bokeh blur effect. It allows users to adjust the focus on the background and foreground, which suits best to make it look appealing.
All the three Redmi 6 series phones are slated to get latest MIUI 10 update later this year.
Here's how to watch Redmi Product Launch 2018 online:
When the clock strikes 12:30 pm, head to Xiaomi India's official events webpage (here) and watch the event.
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