Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro FAQ

Redmi 6

After the massive success of its Redmi 5 series in India, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 6 series in the country ahead of the lucrative festive season. This time around, Xiaomi’s Redmi 6 series comprises of three different smartphones to cater to different sets of people: the Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6 Pro.

The Redmi 6A is the cheapest phone of the bunch and goes on sale from September 17th. The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro are aimed at people looking for slightly better performance and camera on their handsets. They are both scheduled to go on sale in India from September 11th onwards.

Check out our FAQ below for the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro to know more about these two devices.

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro FAQ

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro?

A) The full specs of the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro are as follows:

Specs Redmi 6 Redmi 6 Pro
Display 5.45-inch (13.84 cm) 18:9 HD+ Full Screen Display 5.84-inch (14.83 cm) 19:9 Full HD+ IPS display
Camera 12MP + 5MP dual camera with PDAF, EIS and AI portrait mode 12MP + 5MP dual camera with PDAF, EIS & AI portrait mode
Camera 5MP front camera with AI portrait mode 5MP front camera with AI portrait mode
Chipset Helio P22 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 (Octa-core, max 2.0GHz)
(Octa-core, max 2.0GHz)
Fabrication node 12nm FinFET processor 14nm FinFET processor
RAM and Storage 3GB/32GB and 3GB/64GB variants 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants
Connectivity Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot
Battery 3000mAh battery 4000mAh battery
Biometric Unlock Fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock Fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock
Dimensions 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3mm 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8mm

Q) What’s the difference between the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro?

A) The Redmi 6 Pro is the ‘pro’ model of the Redmi 6 featuring a higher capacity battery, a more powerful octa-core processor, and a bigger screen. It shares the same specifications as the Redmi Note 5 but comes with a dual-camera setup and a slightly smaller display.

Q) Does the Redmi 6 feature a unibody metal build?

A) The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro feature a metal body, but it is not a unibody design. The devices have plastic inserts at the top and bottom which act as an RF window.

Q) Do the handsets feature a removable battery?

A) No, the rear panel of both handsets is not removable which means the battery can also not be removed.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro both feature a dedicated microSD card slot alongside two SIM card slots. This means one can use two SIM cards and a microSD card on the device at the same time.

Q) Does the Redmi 6 support 4G SIM cards on both SIM slots?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro support 4G SIM cards on both its SIM slots.

Q) Is there support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network? What about AirTel VoLTE support?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro support Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM slots. It also supports AirTel’s and Vodafone’s VoLTE network.

Q) Do the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro feature dual-VoLTE support?

A) Yes, both Redmi 6 handsets feature dual-VoLTE support which means you can use two Jio SIMs in the handsets at the same time.

Q) Is there Face unlock on the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro?

A) Yes, both phones feature AI-based Face unlock.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi 6/Pro?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi 6. The feature is built-in in the stock phone app itself.

Q) Do the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 comes with FM radio.

Q) Does the Redmi 6 come with an IR blaster?

A) Yes and no. The Redmi 6 does not come with an IR blaster, but the Redmi 6 Pro does come with one.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi 6 without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi 6 without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi 6 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) No, the display on both handsets is not protected by Gorilla Glass.

Q) How many variants of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro is Xiaomi selling in India? And at what prices?

A) For now, Xiaomi is selling two variants of the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro in India. They are as follows:

  • Redmi 6 – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage | 3GB RAM + 64GB Storage
  • Redmi 6 Pro – 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage | 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage

Q) Does the Redmi 6 feature a fingerprint scanner?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro feature a fingerprint scanner that is located at its rear.

Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the Redmi 6?

A) No, both handsets cannot record slow-motion videos.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 8.1 Oreo.

Q) Is there Quick Charging support on Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro?

A) No, the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro do not support Quick Charging. Xiaomi, thankfully, bundles a 2A charger with the handsets.

Q) How much free storage space does the Redmi 6 has out of the box?

A) The 32GB variant has around 22GB of free storage space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Xiaomi does not preload many apps on the Redmi 6 and whatever it does, they can be uninstalled or disabled.

Q) Do the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro come with navigation gestures?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro come with Full-screen display gestures.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi 6?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, a clear soft case, and some regulatory papers.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro support USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the Redmi 6 go on sale and where?

A) The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro goes on sale from September 11 on Amazon and Mi.com. You can buy the handsets from here.

Q) How much do different variants of the Redmi 6 cost?

A) The different variants of the Redmi 6 are priced as follows:

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 7,999
  • 3GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 9,499

Q) How much do different variants of the Redmi 6 cost?

A) Xiaomi sells two different variants of the Redmi 6 Pro in India and they are priced as follows:

  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 10,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – 12,999

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