Xiaomi, one of the popular Chinese manufacturers recently announced two new budget smartphones for 2018. Being the successor of the entry-level smartphones Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5A, the new Xiaomi smartphones are unveiled at an event in China. While there is no word of when these mobile phones make their way to the international markets, however, it will go for sale from June 15. The company was speculated to launch three new devices Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Xiaomi Redmi 6 Plus. But, for a surprise, it just unveiled two smartphones Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Despite being the entry-level smartphones, both handsets boasts impressive features including the AI-enabled face unlock feature. Let us look into more details of Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A design, specifications, features and price in UAE.
The new Xiaomi Redmi 6 in UAE features 5.45-inches of 18:9 aspect ratio. The display features a full HD Plus resolution and is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery. It packs in Helio P22 chipset which is a bit unlikely than the regular Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The processor is coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There even exists another variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Furthermore, there is a microSD slot to extend the storage further. As for the imaging capabilities, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 has 12MP and 5MP dual rear camera and a 5MP front snapper. On the rear end, there is a fingerprint scanner that is meant to unlock the device and is one of the added features to the entry-level smartphone. One of the interesting features of Xiaomi Redmi 6 is AI-enable face unlock that works effectively to unlock the device. Though not so efficient as Apple iPhone X face ID, still it will be one of the cheapest smartphones featuring face-unlock.
Addressing about the face unlock mechanism on Xiaomi Redmi 6, the Xiaomi posted on the website saying “Redmi 6 offers many AI-enabled functions. When you pick up the phone, the screen will automatically wake and you can unlock the phone with AI Face Unlock. By integrating with the phone’s camera, Xiaomi’s proprietary Xiao Ai voice assistant can recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items for price comparison. For certain scenarios, Xiao Ai can translate English, French, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish and Hindi into Chinese. Xiao Ai can also detect SMS messages sent by fake mobile base stations set up by scammers, protecting users against possible attacks”
Despite featuring premium specs, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 price in UAE is expected to be budget-friendly. Xiaomi Redmi 6 specs will definitely make it worthy to pay for and will surely be called as a best entry-level smartphones of 2018.
Other Xiaomi handset that is unveiled at the event is Xiaomi Redmi 6A in Dubai. It is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 processor which is a dual-core processor built on 12nm technology. The processor is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Redmi 6A features only single variant but even features the expandable microSD slot. It has the same 5.45-inches full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A sports 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper. The main difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A is it doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner. However, it still features the premium AI-enables face unlock mechanism. This is quite surprising as to why the Xiaomi preferred to completely ditch the fingerprint scanner for Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Both the handsets run on Android Oreo with MIUI 10 layered on the top. Talking about the Xiaomi Redmi 6A price in UAE, it will cost less than the Xiaomi Redmi 6 price.
Comparing both the handsets, it is quite clear that Xiaomi Redmi 6 renders great performance than the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Though the devices have face unlock and AI voice assistant in common, they differ in terms of the fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 ships in with the scanner while the Xiaomi Redmi 6A only relies on face unlock. Despite these differences, they are said to be the best smartphones for 2018. Even the last year Xiaomi Redmi 5 was a huge success in the entry-level market. For a surprise, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A with face unlock carries a lesser price tag than the Xiaomi Redmi 5. Also read Xiaomi Redmi 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus price, specs, and release date.