Xiaomi Flagship Mi 8 and Entry-Level Redmi 6, 6A arrive in PH

The 2018 Xiaomi flagship Mi 8.

Xiaomi, the 4th largest smartphone manufacturer globally, has brought in three new smartphones to win over the Philippine market. The flagship Mi 8 and entry-level Redmi 6 and 6A come in strong with utilitarian features, ergonomic design, and unarguably ‘honest’ Xiaomi price tag.

Mi 8

The Mi 8 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone and a look at its spec sheet will tell you why. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC powering operations and works in tandem with 6 GBs of RAM to deliver power-efficiency and fast processing of tasks. Sporting the best cameras on a Xiaomi, the Mi 8 houses dual 12 MP AI rear cameras that can recognize up to 205 different scenes as well as allow studio-like photo editing.

The Mi 8’s notch can be hidden.

Moreover, it has a 20 MP front camera that makes use of pixel binning technology to produce crisp images even in low light conditions. The Mi 8 features a curved glass back panel, aviation-grade aluminum frame, and a 2.5D glass screen that protects its 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED full screen display. Additionally, the Mi 8 also ships with either a 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage, dual-frequency GPS, and 3400 mAh built-in battery.

Dual camera setup on Mi 8’s rear

Quick Specifications:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core processor
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • Infrared Face Unlock
  • 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED full-screen display, 18:7:9 aspect ratio
  • 12 MP + 12 MP rear cameras with 4-axis OIS and AI technology
  • 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture and AI capabilities front-facing camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 64 GB or 128 GB ROM

The Mi 8 will be available on July 30 with a price tag of PHP 25,990 for the 6 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM configuration while the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM setup can be had for PHP 27,990.

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A

For consumers looking for a much affordable option, the entry-level Redmi 6 and 6A are worth a look. The Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor, and a 3000 mAh battery. It also offers 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera setup with AI capabilities, which is quite a steal for a phone tagged as entry-level. The Redmi 6 comes with a 5 MP front camera and is boosted by Xiaomi’s AI portrait mode for quality bokeh effect.

Redmi 6’s slim profile

Meanwhile, the Redmi 6A is no less capable with a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC built on the 12nm process for guaranteed fast chip speeds. It also flaunts a beautiful 5.45-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 3000 mAh inbuilt battery, 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front camera with Xiaomi’s AI portrait mode.

Redmi 6A’s premium finish

Quick Specifications:

Redmi 6

  • 12 MP + 5 MP rear cameras with AI portrait and Beautify
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 12nm octa-core processor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM, dual 4G, dual standby
  • 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Supports wide-angled handheld calls
  • Magnetic isolation speaker shield

PHP 7,490 (3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM)
PHP 8,990 (4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM)

Redmi 6A

  • 13 MP rear camera with PDAF
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 12nm quad-core processor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM, dual 4G, dual standby
  • 5.45-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Supports wide-angled handheld calls
  • Magnetic isolation speaker shield

PHP 5,290 (2 GB RAM + 16 GB ROM)
PHP 5,990 (2 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM)

These Xiaomi handsets will be available starting August in authorized Mi stores.

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