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

    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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