After trouncing competition during the Diwali season, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is gearing up to launch another smartphone in India. The company recently sent out invitations to the media which denotes that the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which was released in October, is on its way to the country. However, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is more of an incremental update over its progenitor, with the most exciting new addition being the fourth camera.
A New Phone To Round Of 2018
Earlier, Xiaomi had teased a new Redmi Note series phone, by sending out media invitations for a November 22 launch for a new notched Redmi Note 6 handset. While it was already pretty obvious that the Redmi Note 6 Pro was being hinted at, the company has now confirmed that it will release the phone as a part of the Black Friday sale on November 23.
The Snapdragon 636-fueled Redmi Note 6 Pro has already been released in China, Indonesia, and Thailand. It offers up to 64GB of internal memory which is expandable via the microSD card and comes with up to 6GB of RAM. It is available in the colors Red, Black, Blue, and Rose Gold and is expected to retail for INR 14,999 in India. However, given that the phone is being released on Black Friday, the introductory price might be much lower.
How Is Redmi Note 6 Pro Different Than The Note 5 Pro?
The new phone is not all that different than its predecessor. It merely builds upon it to refresh a phone that has already proven to be a huge hit. The new phone has a larger 6.26 inches notched display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9 ratio. The notch has been good to put use with the addition of another selfie camera on the front, giving the phone 4 sensors in all: 12MP and 5MP lenses on the back and 20MP and 2MP sensors at the front.
The phone runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top and packs in a huge 4000mAh battery. Apart from that, there is also an infrared sensor for facial unlocking and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz).
The Redmi Note 6 Pro will compete with other smartphones in the same price range and when taking a pick, it all comes down to your priorities. If you are more concerned about the performance, you may be better off with the Realme 1 priced INR 8,990 or the Realme 2 priced INR 9,499. But if you want better photographic capabilities, you might want to consider the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The new phone features a dual AI front camera and allows you to take portrait selfies. Moreover, it’s rear camera system also offers AI scene recognition.
Xiaomi has also promised to reveal exciting news in the coming days, so we will keep you posted. We think that the earlier announcements may pertain to Black Friday sales, which means Xiaomi phone will be marked down even further. However, recently the prices of the phones have gone up a bit in response to the weakening Indian currency, so they are relatively less affordable now.
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Meanwhile, here is our take on the Redmi Note 5, which is a great phone in its own right.