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Xiaomi Redmi 6 is official, MediaTek Helio P22 and Dual Rear Cameras

Xiaomi Redmi 6 has finally been unveiled by Xiaomi in China after several leaks and rumours. The Redmi 6 is the successor to the Redmi 5 mid-range smartphone which was quite a trend on shopping stores. The Redmi 6 comes with the trending features for a mid-range.

If you’re looking for a Redmi 5 smartphone with a dual rear camera, well, here you go. The device comes with the trending dual rear shooters with bokeh effect and portrait mode. It also runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest MIUI 10 user interface. Let’s meet the Xiaomi Redmi 6.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Key Specs and Features

・5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB/3GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22
・64GB/32GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 256GB
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery


The device was built with aluminium alloy just like its predecessor, the back is non-removable with the SIM tray sitting pretty by the left side. As expected, it sports dual antenna lines which adds to the beauty of the device. There’s a fingerprint scanner to compliment with the Face ID feature.

Xiaomi Redmi 6

At the top left corner, we can see one of the highlights of the device, which is the dual shooters. The cameras because are in a horizontal position, giving that sleek vibe. It’s also quite slim, measuring just 8.3 mm in thickness and weighing 146g overall. It’ll be available in Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold.


Just like the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus, the Redmi 6 features an 18:9 aspect ratio screen and still gives you the full view experience. Although I feel the bezels could’ve been reduced further, they are still as tick as they were on the Redmi 5.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 display

The Redmi 6 is built around a small 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. This has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 295 pixels per inch density, this should bring out the details on the screen very well. Furthermore, the screen got up to 72.7%.


The smartphone gets its features from the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chip underneath. The chipset was built on a 12nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. The Octa-core processor on this chip clocks at a fast speed of 2.0GHz, while the PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor handles graphics.

The standard version has 3GB of RAM for multitasking and 32GB storage space for storing files. There’s an expensive variant that has 4GB of RAM for multitasking of all your heavy apps and 64GB storage space ready to accommodate all files and apps. You can easily upgrade up to 256GB using a memory card, the Redmi 6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10.


The dual 12MP + 5MP shooters have f/2.2 aperture respectively. The main camera which is the 12MP lens boasts of 1.25 μm pixel size and has other features like phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama. While the 5MP telephoto lens has 1.12 μm pixel size and will help out in portrait mode. There’s another 5MP front-facing camera for all your selfie needs.


The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.


Xiaomi Redmi 6 is available on shopping stores, starting from $129 to $159, that’s about (N45,000 – N60,000).


・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. June, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Aluminium
・Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm
・Colour: Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold
・Weight: 146g

・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.45-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 295ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 72.7%

・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8320

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 64GB/32GB

・Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, pedometer, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
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