As promised by Xiaomi, has officially announced Redmi Pro at an event in China. It’s the company’s latest smartphone in Redmi series, that too in its entry-level portfolio. As suggested by the name, this device packs some interesting features that make it stand out from its predecessors. Here are the complete details on the new Redmi Pro specifications and price as well.
This is the first time that Xiaomi’s featuring an OLED display plus a dual-camera module on a device, which is more impressive given the fact that are headed to the affordable Redmi line instead of the flagship Mi line.
The Redmi Pro comes in Gold, Silver-clored brushed metallic unibody design – a real bonus at this price point. For 1,499 Yuan ($225), you will be getting an hely-speced device that packs a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display (with full NTSC gamut), a fingerprint reader and of course a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front side.
Flip it over and you will find a dual camera of 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 main sensor + 5-megapixel Samsung assertive sensor for bokeh effects. You can reasonably change the focus point on the image even after capturing, and there’s a dual-tone LED flash, though. The Redmi Pro has the same IR blaster as the Redmi 3S which lets you control your TV and home appliances.
The smartphone Redmi Pro is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 SoC and runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity options along with support for Voice-Over-LTE (VoLTE). There’s also a generous 4,050mAh battery inside.
As with the Chinese and Indian smartphones these days, the Redmi Pro is a dual-SIM 4G+ device, though you can also use the secondary SIM slot to add a microSD card instead.
Hardware Keys In Brief:
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD OLED 2.5D curved glass display, up to 100% NTSC color gamut, 60000:1 contrast ratio
- Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X20 / Helio X25 processor with Mali-T880 GPU
- 3GB RAM with 32GB / 64GB storage / 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX258 sensor, 5MP secondary camera with Samsung sensor
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 4000mAh (minimum) / 4050mAh (typical) battery with fast charging
The basic Redmi Pro variant with 10-core Helio X20, 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM costs 1499 Yuan/US$ 225. For the faster Helio X25 plus 64GB of storage and 3GB of RAM will set you back at 1,699 Yuan / almost $255, and the smartphone capping with the same chipset, 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM is priced at 1,999 yaun / US$300.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro will be available for order in China from August 6. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when to expect the Redmi Pro to hit the markets outside China.