Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The phone is dubbed the Redmi Note 6 Pro, and shares a lot of the elements from its predecessor. There are a few key differences, however, starting with the screen. The phone now features a 6.26-inch 19:9 display with a notch, and Xiaomi is introducing dual cameras up front.
The display is unchanged at FHD+, although the notch means the screen resolution is now 2280x1080. There's 2.5D curved glass at the front, and the rear has a metal design with dual cameras arranged vertically. There aren't a lot of changes on the visual front, and the specs are also near-identical.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 636, and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage along with a MicroSD card. Like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, it's likely Xiaomi will introduce a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage at a later date.
The 12MP + 5MP dual camera arrangement at the back is also similar to what we've seen on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but the f/1.9 lens and 1.4um pixels suggest Xiaomi is using a new imaging sensor for the primary camera. There's a 20MP f/2.0 camera up front joined by a 2MP shooter that provides depth information.
Other specs include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac, IR sensor, and a 4000mAh battery. Things are unchanged on the software front as well, with the phone coming with a MIUI build based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Like the previous generation, the Redmi Note 6 Pro will offer AI-assisted scene recognition and face unlock as well as portrait mode. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is now up for sale in Thailand for the equivalent of $215 for the 4GB/64GB variant, and the phone will be making its way to other markets shortly.