Its pretty much confirmed at this point that a device called the Redmi 6 Pro is indeed a real smartphone which is going to be announced soon. A recent TENAA certification was also spotted which gives us a decent idea of what to expect with the unannounced handset in regards to its internal specs. Even though not all the information is confirmed, we decided to compare it against existing smartphones that fall in the same price bracket as the Redmi 6 Pro’s expected launch price. To be clear, this isn’t a definitive comparison and is intended to just give us an idea of where this phone might stand in the market once it launches.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Price in India
The Oppo RealMe 1 launched in India priced at Rs. 8,990 for its base variant that has 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, while a 6GB +128GB variant cost Rs. 13,990. The 3GB+32GB model of the Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs. 9,999 while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version is priced at Rs. 11,999.
According to the leaked information, the upcoming Redmi 6 Pro will have three storage configurations — 2GB+16GB, 3GB+32GB, and 4GB+64GB. Taking into consideration existence of the 2GB RAM variant as well as all the other specs known, we believe the Redmi 6 Pro to also have its price start somewhere from Rs.8,000 but still be under Rs.15,000 if it launches in India.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Display
We know that the Realme 1 comes with a 6-inch FHD+ display, offering a resolution of 1080 x 2160, at an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Redmi Note 5 on the other hand, features a 5.99-inch screen with the same resolution as the Realme 1. According to the leaked renders of the Redmi 6 Pro, the phone will sport a notch at the top, will come with a screen that measures 5.84-inch, and have a Full HD+ with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Performance, Software
The RealMe 1 is powered by the octa-core Helio P60 which has its cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. The Note 5 comes with a Snapdragon 625 chipset which also has its cores clocked up to 2.0 GHz. The Redmi 6 Pro is expected to arrive with an unspecified octa-core SoC which is clocked at 2.0 GHz as well. The raw performance should be quite similar across the board.
The software is where it might get a little interesting. While the RealMe 1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch 5.0, and the Redmi Note 5 is still stuck on the Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 OS, the upcoming 6 Pro is likely to get the latest MIUI 10 installed by default. This would bring a vastly redesigned UI with major software improvements over the already well-designed Android 8.1 Oreo experience.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Camera
Oppo has skipped the dual camera trend on the RealMe 1 and has opted for a single 13MP sensor at the back, while the front houses an 8MP shooter. The Redmi Note 5 takes this a step lower with its 12MP rear shooter and 5MP front camera. On the other hand, the Redmi 6 Pro is expected to feature a 12MP+ 5 MP setup at the back while the front might still house a measly 5MP sensor.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Battery
While the RealMe 1 comes with a standard 3410mAh battery with no additional features, the Redmi Note 5 sports a 4000mAh unit with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The information currently available points to a similarly sized battery on the 6 Pro as the Note 5 and we hope it also comes with fast charging support.
Oppo RealMe 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi 6 Pro: Conclusion
With what we have seen above, this phone shows great potential if it ends up with these specs and comes with a price to match. It certainly has a good display and seems to be in keeping with the new trend of notched displays. It has comparable performance to the RealMe 1 and the Redmi Note 5, while its rear camera is on-par with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. With that said, we will have to wait until the phone is officially launched before we can give any definitive verdict regarding the purchasability of this device.