At a media event in China, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Pro, its latest offering in the budget segment. Featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD OLED display, the highlight of the phone is the dual camera setup at the back, with a main 13MP camera (Sony IMX 258) augmented by a 5MP secondary camera that adds depth information. The additional camera is joined by a depth of field image processor.
The MediaTek Helio X20 SoC is intriguing, as it offers a total of ten cores in three clusters. There are two high-performance Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, joined by four Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz, and four additional Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz. Other specs on offer include 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage, 5MP camera at the front, dual-SIM, LTE with VoLTE, and a 4050mAh battery. The phone joins the Mi 5 in offering a fingerprint sensor at the front and USB-C connectivity.
The Redmi Pro will be available from ¥1,499, which comes out to the equivalent of $225. That's for the base model with a Helio X20 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The Helio X25 model with 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage will set customers back ¥1,699 ($255), and the high-end variant with Helio X25, 4GB of RAM and 128GB flash storage will debut for ¥1,999 ($300).
Sales will kick off in China from August 8, and the phone should make its way to other markets later this quarter. What do you guys make of the Redmi Pro?