cheap affordability are two terms that are arguably inseparable. The Chinese OEM has made its name basically out of selling smartphones with top-end features and premium designs at dirt cheap prices, some even less than half the prices their equivalent counterparts from the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and even Apple command.
This is exactly what you are getting in the latest Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, which, as the name suggests, is the superior variant of the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A that also launched a while ago.
Before the launch of the Redmi 6 Pro, the only other Xiaomi phones that had taken after the Apple iPhone X notched display are the three in the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 8 series. But we all know how popular the Redmi series is compared to other Xiaomi phones, thus, with the debut of the notch on the Redmi 6 Pro, what the company is essentially doing is making the notch mainstream.
While the Mi 8 family isn’t going to sell in many markets globally, the Redmi 6 Pro will definitely be available in multiple markets worldwide, just like other Redmi devices. This is the device that Xiaomi wants to use to sell the notched display design to its fan base and probably use the results to weigh its way forward.
Notches aside, the Redmi 6 Pro is what you’d expect from Xiaomi as far as design, specs, and pricing are concerned, but first things first.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro specs
- 5.84-inch 19:9 FHD+ (2280 x 1080) LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
- 3GB+32GB, 4GB+32GB, and 4GB+64GB memory options
- Dual 12MP + 5MP main camera
- 5MP front camera
- Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 (MIUI 10 update available)
- 4000mAh battery
- 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm, 178g
- Extras: Bluetooth 4.2, Rear-mounted scanner, AI face unlock, AI portrait mode, EIS, slo-mo video 720p @120fps, microSD (up to 256GB), Dual SIM, LTE, fast charging, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, etc.
As you may have guessed, the Redmi 6 is the direct successor to the Redmi 5 and the similarities are obvious right from the onset. The new kid on the block features a familiar metallic construction with plastic caps on the top and bottom ends. Like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the dual-lens camera appears at the top left corner together with the LED flash.
It is the front that has undergone massive changes all to accommodate the notched display screen that also boasts a newer aspect ratio on Xiaomi phones: 19:9.
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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro price and availability
In China, the Redmi 6 Pro has a price tag of just CNY 999 for the 3/32GB variant, which translates to about $150. For the 4/32GB variant, you get to part with CNY 1,199, which equates to about $185 and for the 4/64GB variant, the company is asking for CNY 1,299, which is approximately $200. In India, the phone goes for INR 10,999 for the base model and INR 12,999 for the 4/64GB variant.
The Redmi 6 Pro is available in five color variants of Bali Blue, Cherry Blossom Powder, Sand Gold, Stone Black, and Flame Red, which looks particularly outstanding from the official images (above). Official sales kick off on June 26.
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