The Pro version of Xiaomi’s Redmi phones is a true Pro version in the sense that it incorporates many high-end features. Most notably, it sports a dual-rear camera that, according to Xiaomi, produces photos of DSLR-like quality.
The 5.5-inch full-HD OLED screen packaged in a metal unibody build gives Xiaomi Redmi Pro a powerful and sleek look.
The front 5 MP selfie camera is rather standard. However, the rear camera is something to write home about. It sports a dual camera consisting of a
- 13 MP camera powered by Sony’s IMX258 sensor
- 5 MP camera using Samsung’s assistive sensor that enhances the depth in the photos and allows the focal point to change after a shot has been taken. It also has a dual-tone LED flash.
Many Chinese brands focus on the battery and charging aspect of the phone. Xiaomi is no different, and the Redmi Pro comes with a 4,050 mAh battery. Speedy charging is possible using the USB-C port.
There are three storage options that come with two different processors and RAM memory:
- The 32 GB model employs a 10-core Mediatek Helio X20 processor with 3GB RAM
- the 64 GB and 128 GB models run on the more powerful Helio X25 processor with 4GB RAM.
The phone boasts a fingerprint scanner and supports dual-SIM cards.
There are three colour options: silver, gold and grey.
The 32GB model is priced at 1,999 CNY, which converts to NZ$488 inclusive of GST. Redmi Pro will start selling on August 6th on Xiaomi’s own Mi store in China. It’s unclear when the phone becomes available in New Zealand.