Redmi Pro news is hot this morning with an image showing more of the brushed metal phone and even confirmation the device will run a Helio X25 chipset.
The brushed metal body of the Redmi Pro has appeared in new photos this morning along with an image showing the side of the phone and its retail packaging.
This is not the first time that we have seen the metal finish of the phone, but this image does give us a better idea of the quality of the finish. Even in this slightly blurred photo the body looks much more upmarket than previous Redmi devices.
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A second image shows the side of the Redmi Pro with its retail packaging. It appears that this is the left side of the phone and that the antenna bands continue to run around the edges of the handset.
In other news, Xiaomi’s Lei Jun has taken to Weibo to confirm that the Redmi Pro will run a 10 core Mediatek Helio X25 chipset. This is a slightly updated version of the X20 with more powerful GPU and faster 2.5Ghx clock speed.
From previous reports we expect the Xiaomi Redmi Pro to launch with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB memory, fingerprint scanner, OLED 1080p display, and even dual rear cameras!
x25 and a dual cam setup? Nice! Now nobody will even consider to buy an elephone s7 or p9000 edge. (not that they would in the 1st place anyway) haha.
Anyone that was considering those two phones needs their heads checked lol. To many low priced phones from cheap brands to ever even consider an Elecrap.
someone was spreading the rumor that you were gonna buy an Elephone either S7 or p9k Edge 😀 ….
He bought the P9000 and discourages everyone from getting one so he can be the only kid on the block with such a marvelous, stable, well supported, masterful blend of art and cutting edge technology…………….. Bhwahahahahaha!
I’m trying to keep the “excellent” Elephone, UMi and Ulefonea all to myself!!!!
You forgot about the 8gb ram 512gb rom Doogee!
The Doogee with the 16K display that’s so advanced it looks like 720p. According to Doogee it’s a trick to save battery life.
I might actually if I find one cheap enough.
My problem with Helio X20 and 25 is their GPU. They have stronger CPU compared to SD652 but a disappointingly weaker GPU.
Would like to see Xiaomi making an SD652 version available for this new Redmi.
Do you have a GPU comparison between the 2? You would need one to conclude what’s faster.
Not necessarily between the two but as it is, i’ve seen the benchmarks of phones running SD652 (Nubia Z11 max, Huawei mate 8, and the poorly built Xiaomi mi max) and those running X20/X25 (Le2, Le2 pro, meizu pro 6, and Zopo speed 8). So, with the performance of all the aforementioned, it doesn’t take a PhD holder to know how weak the new Helios are compared to the 652.
Benchmarks and real world performance are two different things. The 652 is a lot stronger on paper and in benchmarks, but in actual usage I have yet to find a game available on the play store that the X20/25 can’t run. Even Asphalt 8 it runs without issues.
The x20 couldn’t stay at the high frequencies a long time and performance with the time looks like really bad .. (6times epic citadel : 40fps on LeEco le2 pro)
On the highest graphics there are minor skipped frames although not frequent that shouldn’t be happening. Have you not noticed this?
Nope. But I only played at long enough to test it out, not a huge gamer.
Perhaps that’s why you didn’t notice the issue.
What phone did you use when you noticed the issue. You are 100% positive it was the fault of the SoC and not the software?
Saw reviews (about 4) of the Le2 and Le2 pro showing their GPU performance. Sure I blamed EUI at first until i saw 2 complete reviews featuring Meizu pro 6. This time, I could have blamed it on Flyme till it hit me ‘Mali T880 must be behind this!’ and that is why I didn’t waste anymore time looking for more Helio X20/X25 phone reviews.
Also, i’m not 100% convinced more like 70%. But hey, i’m open to new ideas.
You might and must have handled more phones running X20/25, prolly why you think its Software related.
So you have never actually used a X20/X25 phone?
Yep, but like i said i’ve seen reviews featuring them. Loads.
Right so you would have no problem at all showing us those benchmarks that you’ve seen between SD652 and X25.
That’s what i was asking for and you failed to provide
I am extremely eager to see those benchmarks.
Okay, as Balco pointed out ‘benchmarks and real world performance are two different things’. So here is something better (a review of real world performance of a phone with SD652 in the form of Mi Max https://r7—sn-5hne6nld.googl… and another review of one with Helio X20 in the form of Le2 https://r6—sn-5hne6ne6.googl…. Also i think you are misunderstanding my view, what i meant was i haven’t seen any review BETWEEN a helio x20/25 and an SD652, but i have seen reviews featuring/running a helio X20/25 phone and others featuring/running SD652 GET IT?
So you pretend to post some links, that’s all?
oh boy 😀
What i am not allowed to look for new data? Maybe he has some.
I see that some even claim that X25 loses in benchmarks, somehow they can’t take 30 seconds to check.
haha .. no u completely misinterpreted that
i meant to imply that he had u triggered and some realjjj magic was gonna rain down on him 😀
No i didn’t, was just playing dumb.
The X25 wins in benchmarks and vast majority of games.It only loses in a select few games when power management fails to work well enough and it starts to throttle. Just like Kirin 950 beats SD820 in some cases when SD820 craps itself and throttles hard. That behavior is not ok at all but nobody can be bothered to test GPUs. Almost everybody uses only synthetic benchmarks and the ones that test in games do it only in 1-2 games and usually poorly.
In the vast majority of games x25 should be fine and ahead of SD65x. Not that the diff in GPU perf matters much.
not much tho but try this one
mate 8 has the mali t880 like on the x20 and vs adreno 510 on the max. its in chinese tho but there’s a frame rate indicator in the vid. both gpu still good tho
Totally agree, however they are making strides in the right direction. Hopefully when the X30 arrives next year they will have fixed this and could genuinely be a real threat to Qualcomm in the higher end of the market. As it is I would still buy an SD652 phone over the X20/25 due to the weak GPU.
Same here, i do hope to see the X30 come out strong next year with outstanding development on the GPU. A little competition next year wouldn’t hurt anyone, if anything it’ll make life easier for every phone enthusiast out there.
my guess is, knowing xiaomi, they’ll probably release a sd version later on like their other redmis with mtk versions when initially released.
This one looks a lot closer to 5.5 inches than previous leaked images which looked like a 5 inch phone.
I would prefer a 5.2″ for better usage with one hand. If it is a 5.5″ phone, hope the width will be below 75mm. I really don’t care about the CPU (Snapdragon vs Mediatek), I would buy the Redmi Pro instantly if it is avaible through resellers.
Personally I prefer a 5.5 inch for better viewing of media, that little bit of extra space makes a difference with movies and games.
Yeah the difference is not that huge, honestly if after resellers the final price is not exaggerated I will buy the Redmi Pro without any hesitation if it comes with a big battery and good camera. I do have a budget of 400€ but I dont want to spend all of it for a phone.
If the leaked photos are real, then the Redmi Pro seems to have a great build quality (premium).
you could already buy mi5.
MI5’s design is horrible and it has a small battery. I will get the Redmi Pro for sure, I also like the Honor 8 but it is still expensive.
I don’t want to spend more 200€ for a phone.
Allegedly Redmi Pro has same frontal design with the Mi5.
Well, if it the case then no problem for me. I will leave with the design taking into account the price of the device. It is been a while that I am looking for a phone at a competitive price with decent camera, mid range processor (like SD625, SD650, SD652) and good battery life. I was expecting a Redmi 3S with SD625 but instead Xiaomi preferred the SD430 and the camera is below average. There are of course new devices like the Honor 8 which is offering a lot but still expensive for me. The Redmi Note 3 Pro is cheaper now but its camera is not great at all. I am curious to see the quality of the camera on the Redmi Pro. I hope that Xiaomi will release a Redmi Pro with black front. I am tired of the white one which is released at first 99% of the time.
live ^ and not leave…
What about lenovo vibe x3? Good battery and camera.
Lenovo is too big for my hands.
I bet not bigger than any Redmi Note device. Let’s see if the Pro is 5-5.2″.
i have , but ONE QUESTION …
who on EARTH leaks these images and why doesn’t the Lei Jun Mafia take care of the leakers 😀 ???
(not that im against leaks but would really like to know who on earth is the restless soul who keeps ratting his company out ! )
They’re deliberate leaks. Every company does it.
Yea it’s usually a high ranking executive who “leaks” them. Sometimes they are fan made designs in photoshop passed off as a leak.
The reason companies will “leak” photos is to gauge public reaction.
stop fighting over the faggy X25 versus SD652 battle, the only real questions are : is brush metal the new rose gold ? Will there be brush gold, silver, copper and gunmetal ? And of course, is Lei Jun wearing a wig ?