Just because Xiaomi is selling Segways, drones, bicycles and rice cookers these days doesn’t mean that it’s forgotten what it started off with years ago: mobile phones. After quite a few leaks, Xiaomi’s Redmi Pro smartphone has finally been launched. Unveiled at an event in China, the smartphone is available in Gold, Silver and Gray colour options and will go on sale starting August 6.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro is the company’s first phone to come with a dual-rear camera setup. The two cameras supposedly bring more image capturing and editing features to the device. They also make it possible to adjust the focus on the background or on the main subject, after capturing the image. As suggested by the name, this Android 6.0 device packs some surprising features that make it stand out from its predecessors: This is the first time that Xiaomi’s featuring an OLED display on a device, which is a surprising move given that these are headed to the affordable Redmi line instead of the flagship Mi line. The price? From 1,499 yuan which is about ₹ 15,100 ($225).
The smartphone will be available in three variants – Helio X20 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage) at CNY 1,499 (roughly ₹ 15,100), Helio X25 (3GB + 64GB) at CNY 1,699 (roughly ₹ 17,100), and Helio X25 (4GB + 128GB) at CNY 1,999 (roughly ₹ 20,200). It will be available in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey variants.
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The highlight feature of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is its dual rear camera setup, with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor coupled with a 5-megapixel Samsung (unspecified) sensor, with the flash module sitting between the two lenses. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera.
The other highlight of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is the deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 SoC, coupled with a Mali-T880 GPU. Xiaomi says this makes the smartphone its ‘most powerful Redmi ever’. As we mentioned, there is a variant powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro sports a fingerprint sensor on the home button, and a 5.5-inch Oled display with a 100 percent NTSC colour gamut and 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone bears a brushed aluminium body, with CNC-chamfered edges.
The smartphone bears a hybrid dual SIM slot, with support for a microSD card in place of the second SIM card. Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Pro include 4G LTE, as well as VoLTE support.