Xiaomi Redmi Pro introduces class to the line

Manny Pham
July 27, 2016

Xiaomi has finally unveiled the heavily leaked Redmi Pro, an affordable smartphone with a host of great features, while retaining the signature budget pricing. 

It seems Xiaomi are trying to get their finger in every pie, it’s making everything tech related from Segways to rice cookers (laptops now too). But don’t worry Xiaomi hasn’t forgotten its roots and has today announced the premium Redmi Pro.

The Redmi line is Xiaomi’s entry-level devices, usually with attractive price tags while not compromising too much on specs. Xiaomi has steadily increased the price but also the quality since launching the Redmi line in 2013. The Redmi Pro has a full-metal unibody with an OLED display. So expect excellent colour contrast and better battery life.

Another premium feature to surprisingly making an appearance is a dual-camera system. The dual-camera has a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 main sensor, with the secondary sensor being a 5-megapixel Samsung sensor.

Redmi Pro comes in three variants

redmi pro

The budget processors of choice come from MediaTek. The Redmi Pro will come in three variants, utilising the MediatTek X20 and X25:

  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, MediaTek X20: 1499 CNY (£171)
  • 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, MediaTek X25: 1699 CNY (£194)
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, MediaTek X25: 1999 CNY (£228)

All three versions are expandable via microSD and will feature a dual-SIM slot.

A massive non-removable 4,050mAh battery is in tow, as is an IR blaster to act as a remote control for your TV. For those that love quick access via fingerprint scanners, its on all three versions and also doubles as a home button.

It’s available now for pre-order in China, available August 6th. Xiaomi devices are yet to fill high street shops in the UK, but you can pick them up on Amazon. We’re sure the Redmi Pro will pop up there soon.

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