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Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi India Refreshes Redmi Series With 3 Devices

Redmi 6A is the successor to Redmi 5A and comes with 5.45-inch 18:9 full screen display with an HD+ resolution

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Xiaomi refreshes 'Mi TV' series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

Refreshing its budget Redmi series, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro in India.

Redmi 6 will be available starting September 10 on Mi.com and Flipkart in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant for Rs 7,999 and 3GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage version for Rs 9,499.

The device will be available at this introductory price for two months, the company said in a statement.

It sports Helio P22 chipset with 12nm processor, which consumes about 48 per cent lesser power than comparable 28nm chipsets.

Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45-inch 18:9 full screen HD+ display. It has a polycarbonate back panel with the feel of brushed metal surface and has an arc design.

“With the only smartphones in its segment with 12nm architecture, we hope Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 will be worthy successors in the market with their performance,” said Raghu Reddy, Head-Category and Online Sales, Xiaomi India.

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“Redmi 6 Pro with AI dual camera and an astounding two-day battery is also another proof of Xiaomi’s focus on providing best specs at an honest pricing,” Reddy added.

Redmi 6A is the successor to Redmi 5A and comes with 5.45-inch 18:9 full screen display with an HD+ resolution.

It sports Helio A22 chip and a 13MP rear camera.

Redmi 6A (2GB RAM + 16GB storage) variant has been launched at Rs 5,999 while 2GB RAM + 32GB storage costs Rs 6,999. The device would be available on Mi.com and Amazon, starting September 19.

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Redmi 6 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and has an AI dual camera along with 4,000mAh battery to deliver a two-day battery life, the company claimed.

The device has 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras and 19:9 full screen display with FHD+ resolution.

Redmi 6 Pro 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999 while 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 12,999. The device would be available on Mi.com and Amazon starting September 11. (IANS)

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Chinese Brand Xiaomi Leads Smartphone Market in 2018

Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Realme and OPPO emerged as the top five smartphone vendors in terms of market share in Q4 2018 in India

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Chinese brand Xiaomi with 28.9 per cent market share led the Indian smartphone market in 2018, followed by South Korean brand Samsung at 22.4 per cent and Vivo at 10 per cent, an International Data Corporation (IDC) report said on Tuesday.

“The premium end of the market outgrew all other price segments in 2018 with 43.9 per cent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth — OnePlus emerged as the leader in the price segment range $500-$700 and in the super premium segment and Samsung surpassed Apple for the top position with its Galaxy S9 series,” said Upasana Joshi, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India.

According to the report, the online-focused brands drove the online channel share to an all-time high of 38.4 per cent in 2018 and a whopping 42.2 per cent in 2018 Q4 whereas offline channels had a rather muted year with a modest 6.7 per cent annual growth and a 5 per cent sequential growth in Q4.

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“Shipments form Xiaomi, Asus, OnePlus and more grew online channels resulted by 47.3 per cent YoY in Q4, but the offline channel was unable to keep pace with the deep discounts and go-to-market initiatives from the e-tailers almost throughout the year,” Joshi added.

The overall smartphone average selling price remained flat in 2018 at $158, with high shipments in the mass segment of $100-$200 — which accounted for more than half of the smartphone market in India.

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Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Realme and OPPO emerged as the top five smartphone vendors in terms of market share in Q4 2018 in India.

On the other hand, the feature phone market, primarily driven by Jio Phones — which makes up 56 per cent of the total mobile phone market clocked 181.3 million-unit shipments in 2018, with 10.6 per cent YoY growth, the report said. (IANS)