Just as it had scheduled, Xiaomi, in the very early hours of today officially unveiled the Redmi 6 Pro alongside the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, even though both devices already appeared on the official website beforehand. The new phone could be seen as the sequel to the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A announced a while ago. It features the now trending iPhone X style display notch, making it the first of the Redmi series to come with the feature.
Aside from the notched display, the Redmi 6 pro looks virtually the same as the Redmi Note 5 featuring a vertically stacked dual camera with a fingerprint sensor at the rear.
As for the innards, the Redmi 6 pro flaunts a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display(2280×1080 pixel resolution) and is powered by the Octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU. It is available in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB storage variant, all of which can be expanded up to 256GB using MicroSD card. It supports triple card slots, and that means you have a dedicated slot for memory expansion.
Based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top, the Redmi 6 pro gets a massive 4000mAh battery and comes fitted with a primary 12-megapixel + a secondary 5-megapixel camera for AI portraits and AI scene detection, while a single 5-megapixel with AI portrait sits inside the display notch. It is worth mentioning that the device despite having a rear fingerprint sensor also comes with AI Face unlock for added security.
The Redmi 6 Pro supports full connectivity options like the 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Available in Rose Gold, Gold, Blue, Black and Red color options, the Redmi 6 pro is immediately available for Pre-orders in China and is tipped to start selling from June 26 at 999 yuan (US$ 156 / Rs. 10,520 approx.) for the base model with 3GBRAM + 32GB storage, 1199 yuan (US$ 184 / Rs. 12,510 approx.) for the 4GB RAM + 32GB storage model, while the top-end variant with 4G RAM+64GB storage will go for 1299 yuan (US$ 199 / Rs. 13,555 approx.). Pricing and availability out of China haven’t been announced.