The Redmi 6 is now selling at a different price than it was launched at. A 3GB-32GB variant of the phone now has a Rs 7499 pricing whereas a 3GB-64GB edition has a Rs 8499 price tag.
The new prices are effective as part of the Mi Days that is currently live on e-tailer Flipkart and goes on till January 30. USP of the Redmi 6 is its Octa-core SoC and 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras. There is also a 5MP front snapper.
This reduction in price could be momentary, till the period commemorating the end of the Mi Days (which is on 31 January). At this juncture, it is worth understanding that the Redmi 6 is a pure mid-range and competes with the likes of Oppo’s Spin-off Realme C1 that also has more or less a similar price tag as that of the Redmi 6.
The phone also incorporates a 5.45-inch screen that has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels; and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box with the MIUI 9 on top. The handset is powered by a 3000 mAh battery that seemingly takes a bit of the sheen off the Redmi 6. Multiple smartphones in the sub-Rs 8K have been incorporating 4000 mAH (and higher configuration) batteries.
Along with the new prices, the e-tailer is also claiming to offer Rs 500 additional discount on exchange of eligible devices to buy Redmi 6.
At this juncture, with Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones seemingly considered (at least theoretically) amongst the choice by buyers before finalizing their smartphone (s) for purchase, the brand is now seemingly coming in under intense competition from the likes of fellow Chinese brands viz Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus; the next couple of years undoubtedly represent an interesting period during this “Battle of the Chinese smartphone brands?”. Would this battle lead to the emergence of another dark horse brand? Do share your thoughts/insights.