Three weeks ago, Jumia and Xiaomi Kenya started teasing the launch of the Redmi 6A in the country. At the time, there was no word on the device’s specific launch date and pricing, but these details are now in the public domain.
Xiaomi will hold an event on Wednesday, August 22nd, to unveil the Redmi 6A. The device has been selling in China for quite some time now and Kenya becomes among the first markets to get the global variant. The device will be sold through the company’s online shop on Jumia Kenya and will cost you Sh 9,299 for the base model of 2GB RAM and 16GB storage while the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant will set you back Sh 11,999.
Heck, you can even get it at a much cheaper price if using the Jumia Kenya mobile app to shop, but remember to use the code AUG_APP before checking out.
Like any other Xiaomi phone, the Redmi 6A packs some punch for its price. You are getting a modern-day 18:9 5.45-inch LCD display screen with a 720p resolution, a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, a 13MP camera on the back and 5MP shooter for selfies, a 3000mAh battery that’s charged via a microUSB port, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Although there’s no fingerprint scanner, you get AI-powered facial recognition for biometric authentication as well as extras like a 3.5mm audio jack, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2 and lots of MIUI-inspired customizations.
Speaking of which, you might want to pick up the 32GB variant of the Redmi 6A because MIUI 9 and the upcoming MIUI 10 can be quite heavy, taking up more than 10GB of the 16GB storage on the base model. On the brighter side, you can still insert a microSD card in there or even opt to install lighter versions of the apps you use, be it the Lite or Go edition versions.