Xiaomi introduces budget-friendly Redmi 6
By Chong Jinn Xiung July 23, 2018
- Packs a fingerprint sensor and face unlock features
- Offers cameras with AI features
NOT every smartphone needs to cost an arm and a leg. Sometimes a budget phone suits just fine and Xiaomi knows this. Recently the Chinese device-maker introduced its new entry-level smartphone the Redmi 6.
The new Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45-inch 18:9 HD+ full screen display with a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%. A brushed metal surface adorns the phone’s polycarbonate back panel that is slightly curved for a better feel in hand.
There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back for fast unlocking of the phone. The Redmi 6 is also said to feature AI face unlock, though that is slated to come at a later date via an Over The Air (OTA) update.
In line with current trends, the phone packs dual cameras with 12-Megapixel and 5-Megapixel cameras that Xiaomi says has artificial intelligence (AI) embedded to help take better photos.
The main sensor has 1.25μm large pixels, claimed by Xiaomi to be the largest in its price range. The larger pixels are said to be able to take in more light and by that virtue take better photos in low light with reduced noise.
The use of phase-detection autofocus to improve focusing speed is great for situations when you need to capture moving subjects.
Not forgetting the 5-Megapixel front camera, the Redmi 6 is supported by Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode that renders convincing bokeh effects.
The Redmi 6 will be powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor that is supported with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Xiaomi claims it consumes less power from its 3,000mAh battery while maintaining a decent performance.
Those who want more storage space will be pleased to know the Redmi 6 has a microSD card slot that supports up to 256GB expansion.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 will retail for RM499.