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Xiaomi launches Redmi 6 Pro with new notch and familiar Snapdragon 625 SoC

The new Xiaomi handset also includes a 19:9 FHD+ display, dual-cameras and a 4,000mAh battery. Get all the details here.

Published onJune 25, 2018

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 6 Pro at an event in China earlier today. The latest low-cost device in the manufacturer’s Redmi Pro series, detailed on Xiaomi’s (Chinese) website, is the first to adopt a notch, but it maintains the aging octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC that’s now almost synonymous with Xiaomi.

The Redmi 6 Pro arrives with a 5.84-inch, 19:9 display at 2,280 x 1,080 resolution (FHD+), up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB internal storage (up to 256GB with microSD card expansion).

There’s a vertically-mounted, 12MP + 5MP dual-camera on the back, with f/2.2 aperture lens, and a 5MP camera up front. These cameras support a string of software features such as AI Face Unlock, Portrait Mode, Night Scene Enhancement, Auto HDR, AI beautification effects, and more.

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The new Xiaomi phone runs MIUI 9 and is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery (with microUSB connectivity). The dimensions come in at 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75mm and the handset weighs 178g.

As for the Redmi 6 Pro price and availability details, we only know of its release in China right now and pre-orders have now opened ahead of its first flash sale on June 26. It’s coming in five colors: Stone Black, Sand Gold, Cherry Blossom Powder (pink), Bali Blue, and Flame Red, at the following prices:

  • 3GB RAM/32GB ROM: 999 yuan ($153)
  • 4 GB RAM/32 GB ROM: 1,199 yuan ($184)
  • 4GB RAM/64 GB ROM: 1,299 yuan (~$199)

What are your initial thoughts on the Redmi 6 Pro? Let us know in the comments.

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