Xiaomi is supposed to launch the Redmi 6 Pro tomorrow but the device is already live on the official website complete with specs and price.
The first thing that catches your eye is the notch – the Redmi 6 Pro is the first Redmi phone to have one. Will it be the last? Your guess is as good as mine.
Even with the notch, Xiaomi’s latest mid-range offering still has a sizeable bezel at the bottom of the screen. It is large enough for capacitive buttons or even a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. But with MIUI 10 and Android in general moving to gesture-based navigation, and in-display fingerprint scanners or rear-mounted ones being the trend, the bezel has no use. There is even still a bit of bezel at the top.
The back has a design, which we all agree, Xiaomi has overused just like the Snapdragon 625 SoC present in the phone. There is a dual camera system arranged just like the iPhone X and a fingerprint scanner in the middle. Nevertheless, the design isn’t bad. It actually does look nice. The only problem is we are tired of seeing the same thing over and over again.
Redmi 6 Pro Specs
The Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.
There are dual rear cameras on the rear – a 12MP f/2.2 1.25um sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor for capturing depth of field details. Xiaomi says the camera app has an AI portrait mode, bokeh mode, night-scene enhancement, EIS, and HDR. It can record 1080p, 720p and 4800p videos at 30fps and also records 720p slow-motion videos at 120fps.
The front camera is a 5MP sensor with AI portrait mode, AI beauty mode, HDR, and support for AI face unlock.
The Redmi 6 Pro has a triple card slot which lets you use two nano SIM cards and a microSD card (256GB max) all at once. There is a 4000mAh battery powering the device with support for 5V/2A charging. For connectivity, the phone has a micro USB port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also has an infrared sensor unlike the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A.
Price and Availability
The Redmi 6 Pro comes in Flame Red, Cherry Blossom Powder, Gold, Stone Black, and Blue. It is priced at ¥999 (~$155) for the 3GB model and ¥1199 (~$185) for the 4GB + 32GB model. The 4GB RAM + 64GB variant is priced at ¥1299 (~$200).
It will go on sale on June 26 at 10 AM on the official Xiaomi website and partner stores.