One of the most awaited budget device, the Redmi 6 Pro, launched today in China. The device sports the expected notch with a 19:9 aspect ratio screen. It also boasts a huge 4000 mAh battery and dual cameras.
The rise of Redmi
The Redmi lineup by Xiaomi has been a mass favorite. When the Redmi 1s was announced in India, it made huge waves by being the best budget smartphone. Xiaomi has kept the Redmi legacy alive since then. Year after year, they release Redmi smartphones which are budget friendly and still provide top-notch features (pun intended). With the Redmi 6 Pro specs in mind, we can safely say that Xiaomi has shown everyone just what the budget segment is capable of.
Redmi 6 Pro Specs
The Redmi 6 pro has a 5.84-inch screen with a notch cut out on the top. The aspect ratio is 19:9, therefore giving it more screen real estate. The screen has an FHD + resolution (2280×1080), making it sharper than ever. Not only the screen, the camera also packs a punch. For the first time, we have dual rear cameras on a non-Note version of Redmi. The Redmi 6 pro has a 12MP+5MP config on the rear for Portrait mode clicks. It has a 5MP front camera with HDR support for the first time and AI portrait mode selfie.
Redmi 6 pro specs also include AI face unlock, and also a new virtual assistant by Xiaomi. Unlike many phones with face unlock that ditch the fingerprint scanner ( * coughs * RealMe1 * coughs * ), the Redmi 6 Pro has an added fingerprint scanner too. The phone measures 149.33×71.68×8.75mm and are quite sleek for the size of the massive 4000 mAh battery. The phone comes with an efficient Snapdragon 625 SoC.
Connectivity includes a dual-SIM slot with LTE support, a dual-band Wifi (802.11 a/b/g/n), a micro-USB port (sadly no type-C still) and a headphone jack. It also comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS/A-GPS.
The phone is available for around $153 for 32 GB + 3 GB version, $185 for 32GB + 4GB and $200 for 64GB + 4GB. Color options include Stone Black, Sand Gold, Cherry Blossom Powder, Bali Blue, and Flame Red.
When can I get it?
Chinese residents can pre-order the phone right now and the sales will begin tomorrow onwards. As for India, the phone has not been slated for launch anytime soon. We may not even get the phone in India, or Xiaomi might sell it under a different branding.
The new Redmi 6 pro marks the advent of premium built phones available in the budget market, and no compromises on specs and performance. If Xiaomi keeps this pace up, one day we might not need to spend more than $200 for a premium phone.