Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro retains the Snapdragon 636, picks up a notch and dual front cameras

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.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.