Redmi 6 Pro with 5.84-inch 19:9 notched display, AI dual cameras Launched; First Sale Today at 10 AM in China

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is the company's first budget-friendly smartphone to feature an iPhone X-style notch.


Xiaomi’s latest budget Android smartphone, the Redmi 6 Pro has finally been made official, alongside the Mi Pad 4. Just as leaked images had been suggesting, the Redmi 6 Pro is Xiaomi’s first budget device to feature a notch at the top and an ultra-tall 19:9 aspect ratio.

Redmi 6 Pro: Price, Availability

The Redmi 6 Pro is going to be available in three memory configurations in China – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. As revealed by the smartphone’s official listing yesterday, the base variant of the handset is priced at 999 yuan (Rs.10,400 approx.). The middle 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will cost 1,199 yuan (Rs.11,500 approx.), while the top-end 64GB storage variant with 4GB RAM will sell for 1,299 yuan (Rs.13,500 approx.). All the three variants of the smartphone will be going on sale in China at 10 AM today. Color options include Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, and Red.

Redmi 6 Pro: Specifications, Features

The new Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro features a 5.84-inch sized 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution display with a notch at the top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Apart from the notch on the front, the Redmi 6 Pro is actually very similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of the design.  Xiaomi’s latest Redmi smartphone runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz with an Adreno 506 GPU, similar to the Redmi Y2 and the Redmi Note 5. As we mentioned above, the smartphone comes in three memory configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. For further expansion, the Redmi 6 Pro includes a dedicated microSD card slot.

Moving to optics, the Redmi 6 Pro is equipped with a 12MP + 5MP AI dual-camera setup on the back, similar to the Redmi 6. The primary 12MP sensor boasts a 1.25um pixel size, phase detection autofocus, and an f/2.2 aperture. Like other recent Xiaomi smartphones equipped with a dual-camera setup, the Redmi 6 Pro comes with an AI Portrait mode as well as AI scene detection feature. For selfies and video calls, the Redmi 6 Pro features a 5MP sensor on the front with AI Face Unlock and an AI Portrait Mode.

Connectivity features supported by the Redmi 6 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. The smartphone does feature a fingerprint sensor as well, positioned on the back. Keeping the lights on is a large 4000mAh capacity battery, so you can expect great battery life. In terms of size, the new Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro measures 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75mm and weighs in at 178 grams. When it comes to software, the Redmi 6 Pro runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out of the box. The smartphone should be receiving an update to MIUI 10 in the near future, with the first beta firmware expected to arrive within the next few weeks.

Redmi 6 Pro: Expected Price in India, Launch Date

As we reported recently, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is going to be launched in India along with the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones within two months. No specific launch date has been confirmed yet, although we can expect Xiaomi to begin teasing the three smartphones a few days before the launch event.

As for the price, we expect the Redmi 6 Pro to start at Rs.12,999 in India, which means the smartphone is going to be positioned between the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in the Indian market. While the hardware specifications of the Redmi 6 Pro aren’t as impressive as the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s, it does offer several key advantages over the Redmi Note 5, which could make it one of Xiaomi’s most popular devices in India in the future.