POSTED AT 09:50 AM 30-11-2018
Xiaomi officially enters Sri Lanka market
From left: Xiaomi Sri Lanka Country General Manager Vidya Mugada; Xiaomi India Managing Director and Vice President Xiaomi Global Manu Jain and Xiaomi India Overseas Expansion Indian subcontinent Head Sanket Agarwal launch the new MI phones - Pix by Lasantha Kumara
- Launches Redmi Note 6 Pro, its first ever quad-camera phone
- Announces five more smartphones with best specs, highest quality at honest pricing
Global technology leader Xiaomi yesterday announced its official entry into the Sri Lankan market to strengthen its presence and extend more local support to the market.
The company also announced the launch of Redmi Note 6 Pro, the company’s first quad-camera smartphone in Sri Lanka. It also announced portfolio of its bestsellers in Sri Lanka - POCOPHONE F1, Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, Redmi S2, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A along with it.
Redmi Note 6 Pro features a two-day battery that Redmi smartphones are known for and for the first time brings an AI-powered quad-camera experience to the segment. POCOPHONE F1 features the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 platform along with the industry-leading LiquidCool Technology cooling system and a long-lasting 4000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi India Head - Overseas Expansion, Indian subcontinent Sanket Agarwal said: “At Xiaomi, we always strive to push our boundaries and make higher level innovation accessible to all our users at honest pricing. We are proud to be bringing a host of new smartphones to the market which establishes our true philosophy. We are excited to bring Xiaomi officially into Sri Lanka for millions of our Mi Fans here. Over the last few years, the Sri Lankan smartphone market has witnessed tremendous growth and we look forward to contribute to the local industry. With the love of our millions of Mi Fans here, we hope to build a beautiful story of Xiaomi in the market.”
“We hope that with the official entry into Sri Lanka, we will be able to bring all latest products at an honest pricing for all our Mi Fans. We promise to deliver on an accentuated service experience and look forward to building a robust local team here,” he added.
Redmi Note 6 Pro - Quad camera, two-day battery
Redmi Note 6 Pro features a contemporary arc design and sports the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. It brings to the table an AI-powered quad-camera setup and a 4000mAh two-day battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. With high-speed LPDDR4X RAM in tandem, Redmi Note 6 Pro makes for quite a capable setup.
Redmi Note 6 Pro’s 20MP + 2MP AI dual camera on the front allows you to take effortless portrait photos along with live portrait previews. The 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera setup on the rear with large 1.4µm pixels results in clear and crisp images even in low light. With portrait mode on both the front and the rear cameras, supported by Xiaomi’s new AI Portrait Mode 2.0, Redmi Note 6 Pro is truly a quad-camera wonder. The new and refined AI Portrait Mode 2.0 allows you to apply dynamic bokeh effects—including effects like Light trails and incredible Studio Lighting—to your images.
Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 6.26” FHD+ IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio which is reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display against wear and tear. Together with the 500-nit maximum brightness and 1500:1 contrast ratio, it delivers stunning visuals, whether you’re watching videos or playing games.
Complementing the all-round package is a 2+1 hybrid slot, allowing easy memory expansion and carrier selection.
Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with MIUI 10 out of the box based on Android Oreo. MIUI 10’s multitude of optimisations mean that Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a bump in battery life, as well as features including Wi-Fi pass through (essentially making your phone a Wi-Fi repeater) and a completely revamped recents menu that makes best use of available screen space.
Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in Black and Blue and in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants.
POCOPHONE F1, Master of Speed
POCOPHONE F1 is a dream come true for power users, who can enjoy gaming at high frame rates and use intensive applications without worrying about slowdowns resulting from overheating. This is thanks to the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with the highly efficient LiquidCool Technology cooling system, enabling it to deliver sustained peak performance for extended periods.
Internal testing shows that this system is 300% more effective than conventional, non-liquid cooling solutions as it allows heat from the CPU to dissipate quickly.
Moreover, POCOPHONE F1 features a 4000mAh battery that can sustain 8 hours of non-stop gaming.
AI dual camera and 20MP front camera for uncompromised photography
POCOPHONE F1 churns out gorgeous images with its AI dual camera consisting of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor with Dual Pixel Autofocus, together delivering amazing photos even in low light and backlit scenarios.
On the front, POCOPHONE F1 deploys a 20MP sensor featuring Super Pixel technology that combines the information of four pixels into one large 1.8µm pixel for clearer images with less noise. Both the rear and front cameras are supported by AI features for photos, such as AI Portrait, AI Beautify, and AI Scene Detection.
POCOPHONE F1 also comes with an infrared illuminator and infrared camera on the front, allowing the AI face unlock feature to securely unlock the device both in pitch-dark conditions as well as in bright daylight.
Pricing and availability
Redmi Note 6 Pro is comes in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants available in Black and Blue colours. The 3GB + 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 35,999 and 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 39,999.
POCOPHONE F1 comes in 4GB + 64GB variant available in Graphite Black and Steel Blue, priced at Rs. 59,999.
Mi A2 comes in 4GB + 64GB variant in Black, Gold and Blue at a price of Rs. 45,999. Mi A2 Lite in the same three colours will be available at 3GB+32GB for Rs. 30,999 and 4GB+64GB for Rs. 35,999.
Redmi 6 comes in 3GB + 32GB variants available in Gold, Black and Blue, priced at Rs. 24,999. Redmi 6A comes in 2GB + 16GB and three colours - Gold, Black and Blue variant for Rs. 17,999
Redmi S2 comes in Black, Gold and Blue in the 3GB + 32G B variant, and in Black in the 4GB + 64GB variant. Both variants are priced Rs. 28,999 and Rs. 34,999 respectively.
All four products will be available nationwide from 3 December 2018.