Based on Android Oreo, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and 2GB of RAM and has a fingerprint sensor.
Loaded with a 3,000mAh battery, the device packs 16GB of expandable internal storage space.
The smartphone sports a 5.45-inch HD screen.
The cheaper Redmi 6A is virtually identical to the Redmi 6 from the outside, and in fact, features the same display. The Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch HD+ display in an 18:9 aspect ratio. HD display is decent and has a good color reproduction that aids better visuals. The screen on the Xiaomi Redmi 6A does not have Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
Now see Helio A22, which includes a quad-core CPU. This is paired with a mere 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, with an option to expand the storage via a microSD card.
Noticeable the Helio A22 on 12nm should be considerably faster than the Snapdragon 425 (with 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU) on the Redmi 5A
The camera goes from a dual camera to a 13 MP single camera on the rear. The front remains a 5 MP unit.
Xiaomi has also ditched fingerprint unlock on this unit, offering only the AI-aided face unlock feature as a biometric login option. The battery is also a 3,000 mAh unit.
Connectivity and Platform
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A runs the Android 8.1 Oreo, based on the company’s own MIUI 9 operating system out of the box.
Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi 6A include VoLTE support, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0 port, and support for two SIM cards.
Phones support 4G on both SIM.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes in multiple color options like Blue, Grey, Pink, Gold.
AI face recognition
A fingerprint scanner is on the rear, though an “AI face unlock” feature is supported via the front camera as well. The screen lights up when you pick up the phone, which apparently helps improve the speed of the unlock process.
The mobile phone becomes your personal assistant
The company is also advertising their Xiao AI voice assistant feature, which is integrated directly into the camera to recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items for price comparison.
The company is also advertising their Xiao AI voice assistant feature with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, which is integrated directly into the camera to recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items for price comparison.