Xiaomi has released a new smartphone named Redmi Pro. It is the successor of the popular Redmi Note 3 but it is strangely called Redmi Pro, and not Redmi Note 4 as would have been expected by many.
The Redmi Pro comes in three models. The one with Mediatek Helio X20 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage comes with a price tag of 1499 Yuan (around $225/€204/Rs. 15,100), while the one with Mediatek Helio X25 processor, 3GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at 1699 Yuan (around $255/€232/Rs.17,100), and the third model with Mediatek Helio X25 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory is priced at 1999 Yuan (around $300/€272/Rs. 20,100).
The Chinese technology giant is yet to announce the pricing of the Redmi Pro, but it is very likely to be costlier than its predecessor by a few thousands if one is to go by its pricing in China. The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM variant, and Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM model.
In terms of specifications, both the devices feature full metal body, fingerprint sensors and 5.5-inch screen with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). However, the Redmi Pro has superior features.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro is powered by Mediatek Helio X20 and Mediatek Helio X25 processors, and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.0 operating system, while the Redmi Note 3 has a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor and runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
The Redmi Pro comes with more internal storage and RAM. The Redmi Note 3 has a camera with more mega-pixel – a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture – but the one in its successor is superior. It has a 13MP main camera with Sony IMX258 sensor (for still images), a 5MP Samsung camera (to capture depth information) with dedicated depth of field image chipset-ImagiQ, dual-tone LED flash, Dynamic depth of view, and a 5MP front-snapper with 85-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture.
Xiaomi has upgraded the battery of the Redmi Pro to 4,050mAh from 4,000mAh seen in the Redmi Note 3.
Overall, the Redmi Pro has a significant feature upgrade over its predecessor, and it will be priced higher too.