Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Pro as it was scheduled earlier. It is powered by a MediaTek Deca-Core Helio X25 processor, accompanied by a Mali-T880 Graphics Processing Unit. It has a 5.5inch Full-HD display with OLED technology.
According to the company, the Redmi Pro is the most powerful Redmi phone to be ever built. The phone comes with 3GB and 4GB RAM options, with internal storage capacities of 64GB and 128GB. Other than that, the phone has a massive 4,050mAh battery. It has a dual-camera setup, which includes a 13MP rear shooter and a 5MP depth sensor as well.
According to Xiaomi, it can produce DSLR-quality bokeh effects on your photographs. The Redmi Pro has a 5megapixels shooter on the front. It measures 151.5×76.2×8.15mm regarding dimensions and weighs around 174grams. It also supports dual-SIM and VoLTE technology.
The phone starts at a price of RMB1499, which means around 225 dollars but for that price, you get a 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a Helio X20 SoC processor. The variant with the Helio X25 chipset has 3GB RAM, 64GB of storage and a price tag of RMB1699, around 255 dollars.
Meanwhile, the top model has a Helio X25 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It costs RMB 1999, around 300 dollars. It is available in 3 color options, Dark Grey, Silver, and Gold. It will be available for purchase in China, starting from 8th August.
The Redmi Pro will be the new flagship smartphone in Xiaomi’s Redmi series. According to the company, it has sold 110 million Redmi smartphones, ever since they were launched in 2013. The Redmi Pro with the 5.5inch OLED Full-HD display; sports brushed Aluminium design along with CNC chamfered edges.
It features a front fingerprint sensor as well. The processor chip running this device has ten powerful cores clocked at 2.5GHz and the Mali T880 GPU to help in more efficient gaming. You can also opt for the cheaper and less powerful Helio-X20 processor version. If the Redmi Pro launches in India, it will have to come with a Snapdragon processor.
The 5 megapixel Samsung Sensor rear camera ensures better depth perception at the bottom. Xiaomi also launched the Mi Notebook Air, which has a full-HD 13.3inch display with edge-to-edge glass protection along with a full-metal body. It has two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI ports and a USB Type-C port for charging.
Unlike flagship devices releasing these days, the Redmi Pro didn’t discard its 3.5mm jack. It comes with a full-size keyboard with backlit keys, and Xiaomi revealed that the keyboard is ultra-thin with a keystroke depth of just 1.3mm.
The Notebook Air houses an Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB PCIe SSD, 8GB DDR4 memory, 9.5 hours battery life, AKG and Dolby speakers, and runs on Windows 10 operating system. It is available at RMB 4999.
Meanwhile, Samsung has released another budget smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro. It released soon after the launch of Samsung Galaxy J2 in 2016. The latest handset from Samsung will compete with the likes of Meizu M3 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
The 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variants of the Meizu M3 Note and Redmi Note 3 will compete with Samsung’s new device. The Note 3 and the M3 Note comes with 5.5inch IPS LCD Full-HD capacity displays, offering a pixel density of 401ppi. The Galaxy J2 has a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 720p pixel resolution and a disappointing 293ppi pixel density.