As expected, Xiaomi has unveiled its new device Redmi Pro (speculated as Redmi Note 4), successor of the Redmi Note 3, in China. The company hasn't revealed when it will be released in India, but it appears like it will take on devices like the Moto G4 Plus, OnePlus X, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), Xiaomi Mi Max, Sony Xperia XA, Lenovo Vibe X3and others when launched.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro comes in three variants – one with Mediatek Helio X20+3GB RAM+32GB storage priced at 1499 Yuan (around $225 / €204 / Rs. 15,100), the other with Mediatek Helio X25+3GB RAM+64GB storage at 1699 Yuan (around $255 / €232 / Rs.17,100), and the third one with Mediatek Helio X25+4GB RAM+128GB storage price tag of 1999 Yuan (around $300 / €272 / Rs. 20,100).
The Redmi Pro sports a 5.5-inch full HD OLED screen with 1,920x1,080 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.0, and powered by a 4,050mAh battery. It mounts 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. It has a full metal (Aluminium body) body, a fingerprint sensor, and supports Dual-SIM (nano + micro), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), USB 2.0, Type-C USB port, and GPS.
With its prices expected to range between Rs. 14,000 and Rs. 20,000 (going by the price in China), the device will take on many devices when it is released in India. Here are some of the handsets that can give it a run for its money:
Moto G4 Plus: The device is priced at Rs 13,499 for the 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM, and Rs. 14,999 for the 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM. So it is likely to take on the lowest variant of the Redmi Pro. It sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It also features memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 2/3GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash, a 5MP camera with wide-angle lens, and a 3,000mAh with Turbo charger.
OnePlus X: Priced at 14,999, the device will take on the lowest variant of the Redmi Pro. It sports a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, an OxygenOS 2.2.0 based Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 3GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 1.14 µm pixel size features, an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2,525mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi Max: The device comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650+32GB internal memory+3GB RAM, and Rs. 19,999 for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652+64GB internal memory+4GB RAM. It sports a 6.44-inch with a display resolution of 1,080x1,920 pixels (342 ppi pixel density), runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8, and its storage is expandable by up to 125GB via microSD card. It also has a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, and a 4,850mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): The device sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) and come with a price tag of Rs. 15,990. Under the hood, it has an Exynos 1.6Ghz octa-core processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), and a 3GB RAM. It also features a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 3,300mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe X3: Priced at Rs 19,999, the device has a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0. It features a 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 21MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, 27mm, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, an 8MP front-snapper, and a 3,500mAh battery with Quick Charging technology.
Sony Xperia XA: The device is priced at Rs. 20,990 and sports a 5.0-inch HD Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 display technology with 1,280x720 pixels (294 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 200GB via microSD card), a 2GB RAM, and a 2,300mAh battery. It also mounts a 13MP main camera with 1/3-inch Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch, Hybrid Auto-Focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear Image Zoom and Auto-Scene Recognition features, and an 8MP front-snapper with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor, Auto-Focus, Wide angle lens (88 degree), Low-light photography and HDR photo.