Xiaomi’s latest budget Android smartphone, the Redmi 6 Pro has finally been made official, alongside the Mi Pad 4. Just as leaked images had been suggesting, the Redmi 6 Pro is Xiaomi’s first budget device to feature a notch at the top and an ultra-tall 19:9 aspect ratio.
Redmi 6 Pro: Price, Availability
The Redmi 6 Pro is going to be available in three memory configurations in China – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. As revealed by the smartphone’s official listing yesterday, the base variant of the handset is priced at 999 yuan (Rs.10,400 approx.). The middle 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will cost 1,199 yuan (Rs.11,500 approx.), while the top-end 64GB storage variant with 4GB RAM will sell for 1,299 yuan (Rs.13,500 approx.). All the three variants of the smartphone will be going on sale in China at 10 AM today. Color options include Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, and Red.
Redmi 6 Pro: Specifications, Features
Moving to optics, the Redmi 6 Pro is equipped with a 12MP + 5MP AI dual-camera setup on the back, similar to the Redmi 6. The primary 12MP sensor boasts a 1.25um pixel size, phase detection autofocus, and an f/2.2 aperture. Like other recent Xiaomi smartphones equipped with a dual-camera setup, the Redmi 6 Pro comes with an AI Portrait mode as well as AI scene detection feature. For selfies and video calls, the Redmi 6 Pro features a 5MP sensor on the front with AI Face Unlock and an AI Portrait Mode.
Connectivity features supported by the Redmi 6 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. The smartphone does feature a fingerprint sensor as well, positioned on the back. Keeping the lights on is a large 4000mAh capacity battery, so you can expect great battery life. In terms of size, the new Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro measures 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75mm and weighs in at 178 grams. When it comes to software, the Redmi 6 Pro runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out of the box. The smartphone should be receiving an update to MIUI 10 in the near future, with the first beta firmware expected to arrive within the next few weeks.
Redmi 6 Pro: Expected Price in India, Launch Date
As we reported recently, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is going to be launched in India along with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones within two months. No specific launch date has been confirmed yet, although we can expect Xiaomi to begin teasing the three smartphones a few days before the launch event.
As for the price, we expect the Redmi 6 Pro to start at Rs.12,999 in India, which means the smartphone is going to be positioned between the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Prosmartphones in the Indian market. While the hardware specifications of the Redmi 6 Pro aren’t as impressive as the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s, it does offer several key advantages over the Redmi Note 5, which could make it one of Xiaomi’s most popular devices in India in the future.