Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro launched: A budget smartphone with notched display & dual camera

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The Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has been aggressively launching the smartphones these days. The smartphone maker announced the smartphones like Redmi 6, 6A, Redmi Y2, Redmi S2, Xiaomi MI 8, MI 8 SE and many others in a quick succession. And Xiaomi is not yet satisfied with the number of choices it already laid upon the users. Recently, it launched yet another smartphone in the budget-friendly category alongside the MI Pad 4. Namely known as the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, this affordable handset comes with the notch on the display and a set of two cameras at the back.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mobiles price in Nepal

The Redmi 6 Pro comes with a typical Xiaomi design, the metal clad body enclosed with the plastic caps on the top and on the bottom. Despite the lack of any wow factor in terms of the design, the handset gives a premium vibe with a cut out on the display. Started by the Essential PH-1 phone and made popular by the iPhone X, this design language on the display is on the trend these days. We have seen numerous applications of the notched display in the mid-range handsets. But on the budget smartphones, it had been quite rare. This handset could easily fall on the choice of the enthusiasts, who seek for an affordable smartphone with a notched display.

xiaomi redmi 6 pro display

Talking about the design, the 6 Pro enjoys a tall 5.84-inch display, which comes in the 19:9 aspect ratio. This appealing (ugly for some people) notch display features a Full HD+ resolution. With the Full HD+ display, the content on the screen can be expected to look all lively and vivid.

In terms of camera, the Redmi 6 Pro is enriched with the dual camera at the back. When looked at the rear camera of the phone, the combination of hardware used closely resembles Xiaomi’s own Redmi S2. So we can expect that the vertically aligned 12MP +5MP cameras on the Redmi 6 Pro could throw an identical performance like the Redmi S2.

Up front, there is 5MP selfie shooter on the handset. Despite being low in terms of megapixel count, the front camera is HDR enabled and AI-powered. Additionally, the front camera also finds its scope on unlocking the handset by sensing the face of the user.

xiaomi redmi 6 pro camera

Moving on to the chipset and processor, it is boring to see the Snapdragon 625 chipset again. Lately, Xiaomi has brought quite a handful of handsets with the SD 625 chipset in the similar price point. And seeing it again did not seem exciting. Nonetheless, the SD 625 is a capable chipset and can perform remarkably well at this price point. In terms of the memory, the smartphone comes in three memory configurations: 3GB/32GB, 4/32GB, and 4/64GB.

Talking about the sensors, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has got all the basic sensors including the fingerprint sensor at the back. And hidden beneath the metallic back, there is a 4000mAh battery to fuel the processes inside the phone.

As for the price, the base variant is priced at CNY 999 ($153) whereas the other two variants, 4/32GB, and 4/64GB variants carry the price tags of CNY 1,199 ($185) and CNY 1,299 ($200), respectively.

xiaomi redmi 6 pro design

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Vs Xiaomi Redmi S2 (AKA Xiaomi Redmi Y2)


Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi S2

(Redmi Y2)

Display 5.84-inch IPS Display; 79.5% Screen-to-body ratio 5.99-inch IPS Display; 74.5% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution Full-HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) @ 432PPI, 19:9 aspect ratio Full-HD (1440 x 720 pixels) @ 269PPI, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Snapdragon 625 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Octa-core 2.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3/4GB 3/4GB
Internal Storage 32/64GB 32/64GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.2, 1.12 μm), gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25μm, PDAF) + 5 MP, gyro-EIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5MP 16MP, LED flash
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, A-GPS, NFC, Radio, IR Port, Micro USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, A-GPS, NFC, Radio, IR Port, Micro USB 2.0
Fingerprint sensor Yes, Rear mounted Yes, Rear mounted
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery 4000mAh; Fast charging supported (5V/2A) 3080mAh; Fast charging supported (5V/2A)
Color Variants Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Red Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
Price CNY999 (€130/$160) for 3/32GB

CNY1,299 ($204/€171) for 4/64GB

CNY 999 ($153) for 3/32GB

$185 or CNY 1,199 for 4/32GB

CNY 1,299 ($200) for 4/64GB

Price in Nepal N/A Rs. 26,999 for 4GB/64GB
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