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Just a few weeks ago, leading smartphone-maker Xiaomi, owing to the depreciation of Rupee against US Dollar, increased the price of Redmi 6A variants—2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage—by 15%, around Rs 600 and Rs 500, respectively.

Now, the company, having made windfall sales of Xiaomi phones (Redmi and Mi series) throughout the year, as a goodwill gesture towards patrons, has decided to revert the prices of the Redmi 6A models permanently. Now, the base model will cost Rs 5,999 and the top-end variant can be grabbed for Rs 6,999, same as during the launch. The new pricing will go live on all Xiaomi and partner Amazon India e-commerce websites starting 13 December 12:00 pm onwards.

Xiaomi, Redmi 6A, launch, price, specs
Xiaomi Redmi 6A features 5MP front camera with just Face unlock and also boasts of AI Bokeh feature as wellXiaomi China Website (screen-grab)

"This festive season has been very special for us with new records broken and new accomplishments achieved. Millions of Mi Fans and customers celebrated with us by choosing our products and gaining immense joy and benefits from our range of innovative offerings at truly honest pricing. We are positive that this will help bring more happiness to our Mi Fans across India, and we hope our Mi Fans and customers can make the most of these innovative products offered at even more incredible prices," Xiaomi said in a statement.

For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi 6A sports a sturdy polycarbonate shell with a metallic finish on the back and on the front, they flaunt 5.45-inch HD+ (1440x720p) screen with 18:9 display aspect ratio, which guarantees cinematic viewing experience.

Under-the-hood, it comes with a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor, Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 OS (MIUI 10 released), 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 13MP single camera on the back and a 5MP sensor with face unlock and a 3,000mAh. It can be noted that Xiaomi is betting big on face recognition technology in the Redmi 6A, as it has left out the finger scanner.

The Redmi 6A boasts 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 make the users' face appealing and worthy to be posted on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, among others.

Key specifications of XiaomiRedmi 6A:

Models Redmi 6A
Display 5.45-inch HD+(1440x720p) with 2.5D curved glass
  • Display aspect ratio: 18:9
  • Screen-to-body ratio: 80.7%
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Pixel density: 295 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5
Processor 12nm class 64-bit 2GHz MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core
Storage 16GB expandable up to 256GB
  • Main: 13MP with F2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), LED flash, HDR, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Night mode, full HD video recording,
  • Front: 5MP with F2.2 aperture, face unlock, smart beauty, HDR, age detection
Battery 3,000mAh
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, hybrid dual-SIM slots (SIM 1 + SIM 2 or microSD card), microphones x 2, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 3.5mm audio jack, GLONASS+GPS
Dimensions 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 145g
Colours Blue/Gold/Grey/Rose Gold
  • 2GB RAM+16GB storage: Rs 5,999
  • 2GB RAM+ 32GB storage: Rs 6,999

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