Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 6A smartphone in India with a price tag of Rs. 5,999 in August. In November, the price of the smartphone was hiked by Rs 600 since the rupee value had depreciated against the dollar in the past few months. Since then, the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Redmi 6A were selling at price tags of Rs 6,599 and Rs 7,499 respectively. Now, via a press release, Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi 6A will be available at its original pricing of Rs 5,999 starting from today.
From today, the 16GB storage + 2GB RAM edition of the Redmi 6A is available for Rs 5,999, whereas the higher version featuring 32GB storage + 2GB RAM can be bought for Rs 6,999. The smartphone can be purchased through Mi.com, Amazon.in and partnered offline stores. Alongside the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi had also hiked the prices of Redmi 6 and Mi TV Pro in November. However, these devices are still available with increased price tags.
Commenting on the price drop of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, the company said, “This festive season has been very special for us with new records broken and new accomplishments achieved. Millions of Mi Fans and customers celebrated with us by choosing our products and gaining immense joy and benefits from our range of innovative offerings at truly honest pricing.”
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specifications and Features
The Redmi 6A comes with a 5.45-inch display with FHD+ resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The MediaTek Helio A22 chipset is present under the hood of the phone. Android 8.1 Oreo is preloaded on the phone. Xiaomi has released the latest MIUI 10 update for Redmi 6A users.
For photography, the Redmi 6A features a rear camera of 13-megapixels with f/2.2 aperture and a front snapper of 5-megapixels with f/2.2 aperture. It is packed with a 3,000mAh battery. The handset is equipped with a microSD card slot for more storage. It can be purchased in colours like Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold. The handset lacks a fingerprint scanner and IR blaster. The connectivity features available on the smartphone are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Redmi 6A is among the cheapest Xiaomi phones available in India. Its predecessor Redmi 5A is also selling with the same price tag of Rs 5,999. Compared to the predecessor, the Redmi 6A offers some improvements such as larger display with taller aspect ratio, better fast processor, support for dual 4G VoLTE and face unlock.