Xiaomi’s Redmi Note Series devices have long held the mantle of being the company’s largest selling devices in India. In fact, it would not be erroneous to state that the Redmi Note series single-handedly helped Xiaomi become the country’s number one smartphone brand within four years of its official entry in India. This year in January, Xiaomi brought the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro models to India. Currently, these are the newest Redmi Note series handsets selling in the country.
This time, though, we would like to bring our focus to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the soon-to-be-launched successor of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Indications are that this phone is set to be officially launched in India next month. Apart from India, the phone is also set to be announced in several other markets – with one of them being Spain. In fact, the product page for the Redmi Note 6 Pro has just recently gone live on Xiaomi’s Spanish website. Currently, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is sold in Thailand where it was launched last month.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Verdict On The Spanish website
The Spanish web page for the Redmi Note 6 Pro does not reveal anything drastically different from what we already know about the device. There are a few images of the handset along with a detailed specifications of the phone. Users also get an option to sign up for an email notification to alert them when the handset is officially launched there. What is interesting, however, is that the website clearly mentions the starting price of the device. Here is a screenshot of what you would see if you head to the website now.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications, Hardware
The Redmi Note 6 Pro will get a large 6.26-inch IPS LCD panel which is slightly larger than the 5.99-inch display we saw on last year’s model, the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The display also gets a notch this time and has a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with a PPI density of 403. This display also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability and has a typical brightness of 500 nits.
Xiaomi has retained the same old Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset in the Redmi Note 6 Pro. in case you are not aware, they used the same chip in the older model as well. Simply put, if you already own a Redmi Note 5 Pro, there is no reason compelling you to upgrade, if you are looking for a performance boost. In Spain, the phone would be sold in two versions – a base 3GB+32GB version and a pricier 4GB+64GB variant.
The phone also retains the large 4000 mAh battery, and in Spain, it will ship with a 10W charger as well. And no, the phone still does not get a USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Software
Like its older siblings, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will also run MIUI at launch. Since this is a new handset, we can expect Xiaomi to ship it with Android 8.1 and MIUI 10. There is no confirmation whether Xiaomi will ship it with Android 9 instead. The phone would also feature a bunch of AI features this time, mostly centered around the camera functionality.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Camera and Imaging
The Redmi Note 6 Pro gets a 12-megapixel primary camera at the rear mated to a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. The 12-megapixel unit has an aperture of f/1.9 while the secondary shooter has a dimmer f/2.2 aperture. The primary rear camera supports EIS as well as HDR. There is a dual LED flash module for low-light imaging as well. At the front, the handset gets a 20-megapixel shooter mated to a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The secondary depth sensor is an upgrade for this year’s model as the older Redmi Note 5 Pro shipped with a single front camera unit.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Pricing and Color options
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will come in Black, Blue, and Rose Gold colors. It is plausible that the entry-level version of the handset would cost Rs. 14,999 in India. Hopefully, Xiaomi should launch the handset before or on the eve of Diwali. In Spain, the entry-level version of the phone will set users back by 199 Euros which translates to around INR 16,000.