Xiaomi recently announced their 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 a portfolio of its bestsellers in Sri Lanka. These include the Pocophone F1, Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, Redmi S2, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A.
Redmi Note 6 Pro – Quad camera, two-day battery
The Redmi Note 6 Pro packs a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 octa-core processor. It brings to the table an AI-powered quad-camera setup and a 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0. With high-speed LPDDR4X RAM in tandem, the Redmi Note 6 Pro makes for quite a capable setup.
The camera on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a 20MP + 2MP AI dual camera on the front. This allows you to take easy 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. 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.
The 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. The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in Black and Blue and in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants.
Pocophone F1, Master of Speed
The 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, the Pocophone F1 features a 4000mAh battery that can sustain 8 hours of non-stop gaming.
The Pocophone F1 is able to capture 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. The 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.
At the launch, Sanket Agarwal, Head – Overseas Expansion, Indian subcontinent, Xiaomi India 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 contributing 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 the 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.”
Pricing and Availability
- The Redmi Note 6 Pro is comes in 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants available in Black and Blue colors. The 3GB + 32GB variant is priced at LKR 35,999 and 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at LKR 39,999.
- The Pocophone F1 comes in 4GB + 64GB variant available in Graphite Black and Steel Blue, priced at LKR 59,999.
- The Mi A2 comes in 4GB + 64GB variant in Black, Gold, and Blue at a price of LKR 45,999. The Mi A2 Lite in the same three colors will be available at 3GB+32GB for LKR 30,999 and 4GB+64GB for LKR 35,999.
- The Redmi 6 comes in 3GB + 32GB variants available in Gold, Black, and Blue, priced at LKR 24,999. Redmi 6A comes in 2GB + 16GB and three colors – Gold, Black, and Blue variant for LKR 17,999
- The Redmi S2 comes in Black, Gold, and Blue in the 3GB + 32GB variant, and in Black in the 4GB + 64GB variant. Both variants are priced LKR 28,999 and LKR 34,999 respectively
All four products will be available nationwide from 3rd December 2018.