Along with the Mi pad 4, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi also launched its latest smartphone — Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. This is the first budget smartphone from Xiaomi to feature a notched display.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro boasts a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with a notch at the top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Apart from the notch, the phone’s design seems very similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz, along with Adreno 506 GPU, similar to the Redmi Y2 and the Redmi Note 5. It will be available in three memory configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for expanding the storage capacity.
In the camera department, the Redmi 6 Pro features a dual camera setup on the back, comprising a 12MP + 5MP AI-based camera sensors, similar to the Redmi 6. The primary 12MP sensor boasts a 1.25um pixel size, phase detection autofocus, and an f/2.2 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 5MP sensor with support for AI Face Unlock and an AI Portrait Mode.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and an IR blaster. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out of the box but should receive an update to MIUI 10 soon. The Redmi 6 Pro drives power from a big 4000mAh battery.
Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro’s base variant is priced at 999 yuan (INR 10,400), while the 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs 1,199 yuan (INR 11,500). The top-end model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at 1,299 yuan (INR 13,500).
All the three variants of the Redmi 6 Pro will go on sale in China today at 10 AM. The smartphone will be available in five color options — Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, and Red.