This Redmi 6 picture leak hints at Xiaomi notch takeover, specs in tow


After invading Europe this week, Xiaomi will hopefully continue its march towards US shores, as its phones are some of the best value-for-money offerings there are currently, and recently its boss vouched to never cross the 5% profit threshold. The Mi Mix 2s, for instance, which has 82% screen-to-body ratio even without sporting a notch, comes with Snapdragon 845 processor, a ceramic body, and starts from 499 EUR/USD, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which the OnePlus 6 holds nothing against but the faster chipset, can be had for half that.

That is why it is mildly exciting when a new Xiaomi in the budget Redmi line is on the horizon, and the latest specs and images leak come to feed our curiosity about the next, Redmi 6 generation. A list of hardware details has appeared, courtesy of the Chinese certification agency, accompanied by some leaked pictures, and both indicate that this particular model might be the 6A, sitting lowest on the sixth-gen Redmi totem pole.

The handset will have a a 5.45" display, a bite-sized 147.46 x 71.49 x 8.3 mm body, and a 3000 mAh battery. In short, it may be the next version of the Redmi 5A, but a few leaked pictures suggest the 6A might carry the oh-so-trendy top bezel cutout, dubbed "the notch," love it or leave it. Another difference with the 5A is the dual camera on the back, instead of a single lens model, and there is also a finger scanner on the rear. If the Redmi 6A carries the same dual-camera config the current Note 5 Pro has, and comes in this compact package, it could be a budget winner, notch or not.

source: /Leaks via GSMArena

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21 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Size-wise it is a welcome addition ! There are very few decent compact phones with small bezels.

21. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

fake!

2. shield

Posts: 824; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Redmi 5 2017 December and Now Redmi 6?

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

6A***

9. shield

Posts: 824; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Redmi 5A 2017 December.

3. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Notch looks kind of fake

20. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1301; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Yeah the front looks like a layover sheet, not an actual phone.

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 553; Member since: May 02, 2016

see one of those notifications underneath the notch LOL

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Looks fake as hell. And what an eyesore that is? Ugh! what a meh looking thing!

6. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Fugly

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Fugly doesn’t even begin to describe this abomination. This is coming from a guy whom doesn’t chastise notches, mind you.

11. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What I don't get, is that there are plenty on this website that swear by their lives that Android OEMs aren't copying Apple with the notch. If they're not copying, why aren't we seeing more phones that have an Essential like notch?

13. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Essential is a start up but doesn't change the fact that they started it. Secondly, this notch is closer to Essentials than Apple iPhone X

16. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Heisenberg, does it really matter that Essential started it, when virtually nobody copied their notch? That's like saying Motorola is the reason we have fingerprint scanners on our phones...which we all know is not true, considering theirs was garbage on the Atrix. No OEM used the feature....until...voila! Apple did it. Then suddenly, it started popping up everywhere. I can guarantee you not a single Android OEM even had Essential in mind when developing their 2018 flagships. All the ones who chose to go the route of the notch, did so because of the iPhone X's design, not the Essential PH-1. I know it's a hard fact to swallow...but anyone with eyes can see that Essential is not the inspiration for the notch craze.

10. shield

Posts: 824; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

BTW Ugly nails :D

12. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Very ugly desing again.....

15. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

It's a top-notch device. No pun :)

18. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

That bottom chin and notch is so ugly

19. Prajjwal

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

What is this? Android Froyo? The Google widget suggests so.

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