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Xiaomi, in a bid to mark the company's fifth year anniversary in India, has been announcing price cuts popular phones including Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Redmi Y2 and now, it's the turn of the budget Redmi 6 Pro.

The Chinese company has slashed Rs 1,500 off the Redmi 6 Pro across all platforms—Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home and even on Mi Preferred Partner retail chains across India from 10 January onwards.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro made its official debut in India in late 2018 and has been one of the most popular budget phones in India. I have used the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (review) and considering the price, it excels in almost all aspects compared to rival brands. It has crowd favourite notch design, feature-rich camera, time tested Qualcomm processor and a massive battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets Rs 1,500 price cut in India.Manu Kumar Jain (Xiaomi VP, Global)/Twitter (screen-grab)

Redmi 6 Pro models—3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage— can be grabbed for Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 against Rs 11,499 and Rs 13,999, respectively. With the price cut, it is a compelling buy than ever before. Consumers with a tight budget can go this Xiaomi phone.

The Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch full HD+ screen with a notch on top, which houses 5MP front camera with face unlock capability. On the rear side, it features vertically aligned dual-cameras and a fingerprint sensor in the centre.

Under the hood, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, 3GB/4GB storage, 32GB/64GB storage and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under mixed usage.

As said before, the highlight of the Redmi 6 Pro is its camera hardware. It comes with a 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.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch full HD (2280x1080p) screen with 2.5D curved glass display and 19:9 aspect ratio.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

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 adjust 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 the single frame.

On the front, Redmi 6 Pro also 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.

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    Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro primary camera sample taken in the morning with Bokeh effect.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India
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    Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro primary camera sample taken in the morningKVN Rohit/IBTimes India
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    Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro primary camera sample taken in the eveningKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro:

Models Redmi 6 Pro
Display 5.84-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) screen with 2.5D curved glass displayBrightness: 500 nitsContrast ratio: 1500:1

Colour Gamut: 84% NTSC

Aspect ratio: 19:9 aspect ratio

OS Android Oreo 8.1-based MIUI 10
Processor 14nm class 64-bit 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 32GB/64GB, + expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
Camera Main dual cameras: 12MP (with Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25µm pixel size, PDAF, F2.2 aperture+ 5MP (with Samsung S5K5E8 sensor, 1.12µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture)Front: 5MP sensor
Battery 4,000mAh battery
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM, face unlock, fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS+GLONASS, infrared sensor
Dimensions 149.33 × 71.68 × 8.75 mm
Weight 178g
Colours Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Red
New Price 3GB RAM+32GB storage: Rs 9,9994GB RAM+ 64GB storage: Rs 11,999