Xiaomi Redmi 6 with Helio P22 and Redmi 6A with Helio A22 announced

12 June 2018
Xiaomi just unveiled the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A with brand new chipsets. The Redmi 6 also comes with dual camera and up to 64GB of storage.

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AnonD-694886, 14 Jun 2018All credibility was lost when you used hashtag. At the e... moreYes. Without doubt.

SoC is important of couse. But... Still it is the one important part on the phone. There is much important parts on the phone and all of the parts is still depens to OEMs.

If OEMs can optimizing the Mediatek SoC by performs, features and updates, there is not problem at all for most users like me.

Mediatek may (may? Nope its already looks bad) looks bad due most OEM is not releasing potential on Mediatek SoCs and for now its only one Meizu Pro 7, that phone has comparable perform between Snapdragon and Exynos powered phones.

The features of Mediatek that I like is (25W/15W wireless charge) Pump Express, Increasing video frame rates (Clear Motion, I do not know about other SoCs), PowerVR GPU characteristics, Tri-Cluster CPUs and of course Core Pilot. But no one OEMs totally use all potential on Mediatek phones.

With that all potentials, there is no doubt for me to do not buy Mediatek phones. Even buying Kirin powered phones. But from that I said before, if OEMs can optimize overall perform, features and updates cause there is still much Snapdragon powered phones but still not really optimized.

  • AnonD-694886

Manhurt, 13 Jun 2018#facepalm Yes, but if the trend so what? The truth is... moreAll credibility was lost when you used hashtag.

At the end of the day, would you purchase a phone with MediaTek chip over one with Snapdragon?

AnonD-694886, 13 Jun 2018Still, the trend is that MediaTek devices have less frequen... more#facepalm

Yes, but if the trend so what?

The truth is still depends to OEMs.

  • AnonD-694886

Manhurt, 13 Jun 2018Bro its still depends OEMs. Even The first Android One was ... moreStill, the trend is that MediaTek devices have less frequent security patches than other devices.

AnonD-694886, 13 Jun 2018MediaTek doesn't release security patches as often as their... moreBro its still depends OEMs. Even The first Android One was Mediatek Powered phones still fastly updated security patches. Google releasing security patches not Mediatek. -_-

Security patches is minor upgrades, no need to built from zero to update security patches unlike upgrade before Android O but most OEMs is lazy.

Even more, most Mediatek phones always has locked Boot Loader makes root users do not want to buy Mediatek phones and you know root makes weaker security on Android OS.

Luckily, seems Google forcing OEMs to update their security patches.
https://m.androidcentral.com/googles-now-forcing-oems-update-devices-regular-security-patches

I'll wait for the reviews and aftewards I'll decide between Redmi 5 and Redmi 6, but Redmi 5 is too big (6 is big too)

  • AnonD-694886

Manhurt, 13 Jun 2018So security patches is not software parts? It's based hardw... moreMediaTek doesn't release security patches as often as their rivals.

Yes, they are this stupid.

Mi reduces battery that is really a bad move .chipset alone dont sell . battery is necessary

All for all, I think Xiaomi was too early to announce the Redmi 5's successor. It should be called Redmi 5X for the 6, and 5A Prime for the 6A. Or did they repeat the naming scheme variation pattern of Redmi Note 3 / Redmi Note 4 on 2016/17, when the RN4 was the 'living partner' of the RN3?

Andy, 12 Jun 2018That's a shame. I use it daily, it's a genuinely convenient... moreYep. They could bring Kryo Silver (or even create Kryo Bronze that based on a A35 core) to the quad-core game of CPUs

  • LLL

Anonymous, 12 Jun 2018Phone makers like slim phones because most customers like s... moreLast time I checked, Redmi 6 is considerably longer, slightly wider & slightly thinner than Redmi 4.
I don't believe Xiaomi designers have had less space for big 4000 mAh battery. Either they are plain lazy to design a new battery shape to adapt with the change in dimensions, or they just cut cost here, or they deliberately put meagre 3000 mAh battery for quicker planned obsolescence, or worst case all those possible reasons combined.

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Tae ng pilipinas, 12 Jun 2018The Mediatek A22 does not have fingeprint unlock, only face... moreTo make it cheaper. AI Face Unlock just from software n chipset. CMIIW

AnonD-694886, 12 Jun 2018Security patches.So security patches is not software parts? It's based hardware parts? I think it's OEM problems you can see even high end Mediatek's SoC is just used on Meizu Pro 7 that they even slow to upates their Exynos powered phones. Is not hardware problem. Even I think Mediatek is not stupid like that, they closed source is only affect on OS upgrades not for minor upgrades.

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LLL, 12 Jun 2018Bring back the Redmi 4 series 4100 mAh battery then I may c... morePhone makers like slim phones because most customers like slim phones. So no to big fat battery to us who like longer usage time because we Are in minority...

  • Anonymous

bref, 12 Jun 2018It's basically an overclocked Helio P10.It's not...
P18 is a modified P10...and we don't know what exactly is modified (still 28nm?)
P10 already exists with 2.0ghz frequency in 28nm (or 1.8Ghz too)

P22 uses 12nm process
LTE cat 7
LPDDR4X
Bluetooth 5.0
Adds ac wifi
Dual-volte
is AI complient

  • Tae ng pilipinas

The Mediatek A22 does not have fingeprint unlock, only face unlock that's why.

  • LLL

Bring back the Redmi 4 series 4100 mAh battery then I may consider it.
Having gone down to 3300 mAh for Redmi 5 series, npw this.... Wrong move, Xiaomi.

  • Andy

TwelveMoon, 12 Jun 2018Based on the pics, yes. For the first time after years-long... moreThat's a shame. I use it daily, it's a genuinely convenient feature and phones are supposed to make our lives more convenient, same with headphone jack and micro SD slot

  • Zero

Sorry guys, but the star here were the Redmi 6A. Now Qualcomm must be fast in deliver a high Quad Core performing processor to compete.

  • AnonD-694886

Manhurt, 12 Jun 2018Like what?Security patches.