On July 27th 2016, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Pro smartphone. The smartphone will be available in 3 variants – Helio X20 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage) at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,100), Helio X25 (3GB + 64GB) at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,100), and Helio X25 (4GB + 128GB) at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,200). It will be available in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey variants.
The highlight feature of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is its dual rear camera setup, with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor with a 5-lens module, an f/2.0 aperture and PDAF autofocus, coupled with a 5-megapixel Samsung (unspecified) sensor for the secondary depth-sensing camera. The dual-tone flash module sits between the two lenses. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens and an f/2.0 aperture.
The other highlight of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is the 2.5GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X25 SoC, coupled with a Mali-T880 GPU, that’s available on the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant has the same processor clocked at 2.3GHz. Xiaomi says this makes the smartphone its ‘most powerful Redmi ever’. As we mentioned, there is a variant powered by a 2.1GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro sports a fingerprint sensor on the ceramic home button, and a 5.5-inch full-HD Oled display with a pixel density of 342ppi, a 100 percent NTSC colour gamut, and 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone bears a brushed aluminium body, with CNC-chamfered edges, and a USB Type-C port.
The smartphone bears a hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Micro-SIM) slot, with support for a microSD card (up to 128GB) in place of the second SIM card. Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Pro include 4G LTE – as well as VoLTE support – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct functionality, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, It bears a 4050mAh battery, measures 151.5×76.2×8.15mm, and weighs 174 grams.
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