Xiaomi's recently unveiled Redmi 6 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India later today through online stores.
The new Redmi 6 Pro will be offered in two variants— 3GB RAM + 32GB and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999, respectively. Prospective consumers can make the purchase exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon at 12:00 pm. Those buying with HDFC card are eligible for Rs 500 instant cash back.
The budget Xiaomi phone sports a 5.84-inch full HD+ screen with an iPhone X-like notch on top, which houses 5MP front camera with face unlock capability. On the rear side, it features vertically aligned dual-cameras and also a fingerprint sensor in the centre.
Under-the-hood, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, 3GB/4GB storage, 32GB/64GB storage, Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 OS ( Android Pie update will be released later) and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under mixed usage.
The USP of the device is its camera hardware. It comes with the 12MP+5MP dual camera with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Portrait and AI scene detection feature. With this, the phone will be capable of detecting different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more.
For instance, if you are pointing the Redmi 6 Pro camera to a garden, it will intuitively know you are taking a picture of a flower and it adjusts the camera's focus and other settings to get the best possible image. Or if you are taking the photo outdoors, it will automatically set the camera mode to landscape and cover a wider area in a single frame.
On the front too, Redmi 6 Pro features an equally impressive 5MP front camera with AI Portrait, wherein despite having just one lens, it can take selfies with Bokeh blur effect. It allows users to adjust the focus on the background and foreground, which suits best to make it look appealing.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro:
|Models||Redmi 6||Redmi 6A||Redmi 6 Pro|
|Display||5.45-inch HD+(1440x720p) with 2.5D curved glass
||5.45-inch HD+(1440x720p) with 2.5D curved glass
||5.84-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) screen with 2.5D curved glass display
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5||Android Oreo 8.1-based MIUI 10|
|Processor||12nm class 64-bit 2GHz MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) octa-core||12nm class 64-bit 2GHz MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core||14nm class 64-bit 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core|
|GPU||650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320||IMG PowerVR||Adreno 506|
|Storage||32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB||16GB expandable up to 256GB||32GB/64GB, + expandable up to 256GB via microSD card|
|Network||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)||4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, hybrid dual-SIM slots (SIM 1 + SIM 2 or microSD card), microphones x 2, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 3.5mm audio jack, GLONASS+GPS, dual||Fingerprint sensor, hybrid dual-SIM slots (SIM 1 + SIM 2 or microSD card), microphones x 2, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 3.5mm audio jack, GLONASS+GPS||Dual-SIM, face unlock, fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS+GLONASS, infrared sensor|
|Dimensions||147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm||147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm||149.33 × 71.68 × 8.75 mm|
|Colours||Blue/Gold/Grey/Rose Gold||Blue/Gold/Grey/Rose Gold||Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Red|
|Price (Introductory price. The company might increase if the depreciation of Rupee against Dollar continues after two months)||