Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini? smaller display and single rear camera

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Pro really grabbed my attention with it’s dual camera design, but could a Redmi Pro Mini with single camera get the same reception?

Xiaomi weren’t coy when they teased the Redmi Pro, and right out of the gate we know the phone would get a new brushed metal finish and be the first Xiaomi to receive a dual camera design.

In fact it’s that dual camera design, Helio X25 chipset and large battery which really made waves at the launch, but could a ‘mini’ Redmi Pro with slightly different specifications get the same fan response?

Weibo user and top tipster, Kjuma, has today posted details a purported Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini. The infamous tipster has detailed an all metal phone with slightly smaller 5.2-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 652 and up to 4GB RAM.

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The tipster also notes that the body be more compact, retain a 4000mAh battery and fast charging but have room for just a single rear camera.

Apparently the Xiaomi Redmi Pro Mini will launch at 1499 Yuan with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory, rising to 1899 Yuan for the 4GB RAM 128GB variant, numbers that are rather close to the current Redmi Pro price points!

Personally I would prefer the dual camera design of the larger Redmi Pro at 1999 Yuan, but I understand some of you will prefer the smaller form factor and bigger memory. Which side of the fence to you sit on?

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  1. LiczySieDystans
    August 2, 2016

    Definitely Redmi Pro mini when it comes to this two Pro 5.5 and Pro min 5.2. Though any smartphone from Xiaomi isn’t on my list due to lack of LTE 20 band support.
    Considering value for money 1+3 seems to be the best choice right now, at least for myself.

    • Weeb
      August 2, 2016

      I just got my new phone, a Zuk Z2 Pro (just like you looking for one with Band 20). You might what to check it out. I like smaller phones and the Zuk Z2 pro 5.2″ is about as big as “older” 5″ phone (it’s a bit smaller than the Nexus 5X)

      • VMortens
        August 2, 2016

        I’m a fan of this phone too, even tho – haven’t otuched it yet. I’m pretty sure, I’ll be getting one in few months time.
        Worth highlithing – only PRO version supports Band 20, so no one should assume regular automatically Z2 has it too – it does not!

  2. Gousgounis
    August 2, 2016

    Also the lack of NFC is a big minus on redmi phones.

  3. roni24
    August 2, 2016

    gorilla glass, gorilla glass, gorilla glass,
    and once more
    gorilla glass

  4. August 2, 2016

    I guess this is meant for India and European/American markets(SD652).
    Quite happy with it as long as the price is around 199$.

  5. Misto
    August 2, 2016

    Oh my goodness, if that’s real then I finally found my next phone. I really hope that this version will be confirmed pretty soon. Well done Xiaomi!!!!

  6. a
    August 2, 2016

    I’ll wait for the Redmi Pro Prime Mini Max S

  7. MattD
    August 2, 2016

    That’s stupid: the whole selling point of the redmi pro is the dual camera (from a marketing point of view, for me it’s mostly a gimmick), this… What’s this? A redmi 3 with a soc with some extra power, extra power you’ll hardly notice into 99% of the things you’ll do during your daily use… I just don’t understand… At least the battery is decent! This plus microsd support could be a mi5 killer ?

    • Misto
      August 2, 2016

      Well, frankly I do not care about the dual camera if the sensor inside the Redmi Pro Mini is doing perfectly the job. Like you said, if this device is real then it will be a MI5 Killer. I was planning to get the Redmi Pro but the weight of the device which is 174g is a downside for me. I would love to see the Redmi Pro Mini released in coming weeks.

      • MattD
        August 2, 2016

        With the metal build and that battery, this won’t weight much less! And, again: the redmi 3 already has a good camera, I doubt this is going to be much better

    • flashmozzg
      August 2, 2016

      Not only. It has AMOLED and nice (subjective) design. If you wanted to upgrade but not fun of the big screens this might be a good choice.

    • Karly Johnston
      August 3, 2016

      A bigger point to me is OLED.

  8. balcobomber25
    August 2, 2016

    Mi5i or c.

    • Misto
      August 2, 2016

      I really hope that this device will be released soon. It will be less heavier compared to the Redmi Pro which is around 174g.

      • balcobomber25
        August 2, 2016

        Depending on the materials they use it will probably be around 135-140g

        • Misto
          August 2, 2016

          That’s fine for me, I hope that this Redmi Pro Mini or MI5(c)(i) will be confirmed in the coming days with real pictures of the device. Apparently the images of the Redmi 4 has been leaked but it has similar horrible bezels like Leco phones. It is a shame because the Redmi 4 will be released with SD625 and might be cheaper than the Redmi Pro Mini.

  9. Hesokay
    August 2, 2016

    I think too many phones are being released that weigh over 160g. IMO this is far too heavy, I would much rather a 5-5.2″ phone that weighs around 120g. I currently use the mi4c and am looking to upgrade soon.

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        August 2, 2016

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  10. Muhammad Yasir
    August 2, 2016

    as long as its cheap…

  11. Lazar Prodanovic
    August 3, 2016

    Think market really needed something like this, no bullshits just phone & the base variant have a good pricing.

  12. IST
    August 4, 2016

    I would love a 3GB RAM and 64GB storage version of this phone, or 4GB + 64GB, instead of 4GB RAM + 32GB storage. 🙁
    This makes me a saaad pandaaaa ;(