Chinese smartphone company, Xiaomi has just revealed its flagship device for 2016, the Redmi Pro. This Android 6.0 device packs some surprising features which make it stand out from its predecessors: This is the first time that Xiaomi’s featuring an HD OLED display plus a dual-camera setup on a device, which is a surprising move given that these are headed to the affordable Redmi lineup instead of the flagship Mi line.
The Redmi Pro features a full metal unibody construction with a brushed metal finish, up front is a 2.5D glass that covers the 5.5-inch Full HD OLED display. The change to OLED, from the usually standard in that price range IPS LCD, is a nice touch, and should provide a more vivid and pleasing viewing experience.
Xiaomi claim the Redmi Pro is the company’s “most powerful Redmi ever.” There are three variants of the new Redmi Pro that will be available. While the 32 gigabyte and 64 gigabyte iterations will feature 3 gigabyte of RAM, the high-end model, with 128 gigabyte of storage, will come with 4 gigabyte of RAM. There is also a difference in the processing package, with the 64 gigabyte and 128 gigabyte iterations being powered by the MediaTek Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor, while base 32 gigabyte version comes with the MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor.
Speaking of the cameras, the setup includes a 13 megapixel primary camera, which is coupled with a 5 megapixel shooter which captures depth information. The primary camera also comes with a dedicated depth of field image sensor and supports Dynamic depth of field, which Xiaomi says that will allow for a DSLR-like bokeh effect. This type of setup isn’t new of course, having been a staple with the previous HTC flagships, but this is a first when it comes to the affordable smartphone category, and we certainly expect some good things from this camera.
As far as the pricing goes, the base model of the new Redmi Pro will cost $225, while the 64 gigabyte and 128 gigabyte iterations, with the Helio X25 processor, will be priced at $255 and $300 respectively.