At Xiaomi’s ongoing launch event in China, the company has officially unveiled its latest smartphone: the Redmi Pro. Although many specifications of the device have already been leaked onto the internet, there are still a couple of very interesting aspects of the Redmi Pro – including its retail price.
Xiaomi’s take on the dual-camera concept isn’t quite like other manufacturers’ iteration, such as Huawei with its flagship P9 smartphone. While the P9’s dual-camera sensors work in tandem by combining two images taken with both sensors into one picture, the Redmi Pro’s 13MP rear camera appears to be the main shooter; the other 5MP sensor is responsible to create some pretty convincing bokeh.
As previous leaks have suggested, the Redmi Pro is packed with MediaTek’s flagship-level Helio X25 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Clocked at up to 2.5GHz, Xiaomi claims that this chipset provides 89% improved performance over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2‘s Helio X10 processor; that’s quite a huge gap.
Other than that, the Redmi Pro also features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 OLED display. Yes, this is Xiaomi’s first-ever smartphone with such a display. According to the company, the Redmi Pro’s OLED display has 100% NTSC colour gamut. Of course, it goes without saying that this device’s display will look more flattering over LCD panels due to the saturated nature of OLED displays.
Much like the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Redmi Pro also has a USB Type-C port; it also features a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device like the former. Rounding out the specifications of the Redmi Pro are up to 128GB of internal storage, a 4,050mAh battery, an all-metal construction, as well as Xiaomi’s latest version of MIUI.
It goes without saying that the retail price of Xiaomi’s devices is their main selling point, and the same goes for the Redmi Pro. The Helio X20 variant with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM will retail at 1,499 Chinese yuan (about RM915), the Helio X25 model with 64GB of storage and 3GB of RAM goes for 1,699 yuan (approximately RM1,035), while the highest-end variant with a Helio X25 processor, 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM carry a 1,999 yuan (around RM1,220) price tag.
The Redmi Pro is slated to be released on 6 August in China. As usual, the Malaysian availability of Xiaomi’s most powerful Redmi device yet is not known yet at the time of this writing.