Xiaomi today announced its latest smartphone in the ‘Redmi 6’ series lineup dubbed as the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro at an event in China. The name itself suggest it is the ‘Pro’ (high-end) version of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A which were introduced just couple of weeks back. With this launch, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro becomes the company’s first budget-friendly smartphone to feature an iPhone X-style notch. It is also first Redmi smartphone to have notch display. The smartphone has been made official alongside the Mi Pad 4, the successor of last year’s Mi Pad 3.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Specifications, Features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro runs on Android-based MIUI 9, and a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) notch display with a 84-percent NTSC colour gamut. Apart from the notch, the device is heavily inspired from the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of design. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked up to 2GHz, coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU, and 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
Coming to optics, the device sports a 12MP + 5MP Ai dual-camera setup on the back, similar to the Redmi 6. There is also 5MP front facing camera with HDR and AI Portrait mode.
The Redmi 6 Pro comes in three storage variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Further, there is a dedicated microSD card slot for further memory expansion up to 256GB. Other features includes a fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock (using front camera), and a 4000mAh battery. It measures 149.33×71.68×8.75mm, weighs 178g and packs with all those standard connectivity options.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Price & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro comes in Rose Gold, Gold, Blue, Black and Red colors, is priced at 999 yuan (US$ 156 / Rs. 10,520 approx.) and for the 3GB with 32GB storage version, 1199 yuan (US$ 184 / Rs. 12,510 approx.) and for the 4GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 64GB version of it costs 1299 yuan (US$ 199 / Rs. 13,555 approx.). It will go on sale in China from tomorrow, June 26th. There’s no word yet on of if and when the device will be made available outside China.