According to a new report, Xiaomi and the famous online store Jingdong Mall made a new agreement regarding the latest affordable Xiaomi device: the new Xiaomi Redmi 6. The handset will be available for the first sale on June 15 in China, and it will be a JD exclusive. It is such an unusual strategy to sell an important device like the Redmi 6 on one third-party online store exclusively. According to the company, the Chinese price of the device in its base configuration with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage is 700 Yuan which roughly into $125 dollars. There will also be a variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM with a price of 999 Yuan (roughly $157).
But the exclusive variant of the handset which will be available on JD on June 15 will be the 3 + 32 GB configuration. It will launch at 10:00 AM local time, and if you are from China be fast if you want to get it as it may go quickly sold out. Xiaomi Redmi 6 sports a full metal unibody design and a 5.45-inch display showing images at an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixel, with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio. This year, the Chinese company chose to equip its affordable line-up with MediaTek chipsets.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 boasts an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which should provide a similar performance to the Snapdragon 625 by Qualcomm. Some will be left disappointed, but note that this chipset seems a lot better than the Snapdragon 435 present on the Redmi 5. It is composed of 8x Cortex A53 cores: 4 of them run at a max frequency of 2 GHz, while the other 4 run at 1.5 GHz. MediaTek Helio P22 is able to provide 27% better performance than Snapdragon 430 and 48% lower consumption compared with 28 nm processors. The device is also equipped with a 12 + 5 MP dual camera setup and a 5 MP front snapper with AI support.