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As part of the fifth year anniversary, Xiaomi announced to offer five surprises this month. Keep true to its words, the company slashed the prices of the Mi A1, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, Redmi 6 Pro in the last four days and as fifth big announcement of the week, the Redmi 6 has received Rs 1,500 price cut, a first since the debut in late 2018.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 retails in two variants—3GB RAM+ 32GB storage and 3GB RAM+64GB storage— (MRP) Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,499. Now, with the discount offer, the consumers can grab them for Rs 7,999 and Rs 8,499, respectively. This is valid on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home and authorised offline channels across India.

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As part of the fifth year anniversary, Xiaomi has slashed the price of Redmi 6 in India.Redmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)

I have used the Redmi 6 (review) for a couple of weeks and have to say, the device is a compelling buy, even more so with the price cut. It has top-notch build quality, decent camera hardware, offers a full day's battery life and the display is also good.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 is one of best value for money phone in budget category.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

The Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (1440x720p) screen with 18:9 display aspect ratio, which guarantees cinematic viewing experience.

Inside, the Redmi 6 houses a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor, Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 (MIUI 10 released), 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, 12MP+5MP dual camera with Bokeh blur feature, 5MP front camera with face unlock, fingerprint sensor and a 3,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes with sturdy polycarbonate shell on the backKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Interesting aspect of the Redmi 6 camera is that is powered by 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 make the users' face appealing and worthy to be posted on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, among others.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 primary camera samples taken during the morning.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India
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Xiaomi Redmi 6 primary camera samples taken during eveningKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 6:

Models

Redmi 6

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 P22 (MT6762) octa-core

GPU

650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320

RAM

3GB/4GB

Storage

32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB

Camera

  • Main: 12MP + 5MP sensors with 1.25µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus(PDAF), LED flash, HDR, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Night mode, full HD video recording, slow motion (480p with 120fps)
  • Front: 5MP with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture, AI-based face unlock

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, dual 

Dimensions

147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm

Weight

146g

Colours

Blue/Gold/Grey/Rose Gold

New Price

  • 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage: Rs 7,999
  • 3GB RAM+64GB storage: Rs 8,499

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