Xiaomi’s Redmi series was the company’s way to disrupt and capture the budget segment.The company even managed to sell 110 million Redmi phones. It was always perceived as a low cost option for smartphone buyers. That is changing with the launch of Redmi Pro, the first ever flagship in Redmi series.
Although it bears the Redmi tag, it is no way a device with compromises. Given the specs and the price at which it comes, it will no doubt shake up the crowded market. The base or Standard version comes for RMB1,499 or ~US $225 and it’s seriously too good to resist. There are other two variants, High and Exclusive, which cost RMB 1,699 (US$255) and RMB 1,999 (~US$300) respectively. This means there’s more in the higher variants. But no matter what you pay, you still get the same unibody, metal package complete with chamfered edges. Doesn’t that remind you of HTC 10?
The highlights of this phone is dual rear cameras which is nowhere to be found in this range. The primary camera captures photos in 13MP resolution while the secondary 5MP camera measures depth of field. Then there’s a big 4,050 mAh battery, too. Redmi Pro has a 5.5 inch FullHD OLED display.
Last few phones by Xiaomi haven’t seen great success outside China especially now that other Chinese phone makers have started equal or better alternatives. The Redmi Pro could very well give Xiaomi the lead it wants.
- Helio X20 (Standard varaint) / Helio X25 (High/Exclusive variants)
- RAM+Storage: 4GB+128 GB (Exclusive) / 3GB+64GB (High) / 3GB+32GB (Standard)
- 5.5” OLED display
- 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras; 5MP front camera
- 4050mAh battery, front fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
- Brushed aluminum body, 2.5D curved glass
- Hybrid SIM slot, VoLTE support