With the addition of new phones day by day, Xiaomi has actually populated the smartphone market. And this time joining the crowd is the new Redmi 6 Pro, which was released earlier today at an event in China. Like every single Redmi lineup, this is also a budget offering from Xiaomi. Not to forget the love for the Snapdragon 625 chipset that Xiaomi has, the newer member also comes with the same age-old chipset onboard.
Boasting a 5.84-inch display with a 2280 x 1080p (FHD+) resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio, this too houses a notch. The device arrives with up to 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (with the support for micro SD expansion up to 256GB).
On the back, we can find the vertically aligned rear camera setup with 12MP + 5MP combo and a f/2.2 aperture. The notch at the front houses a 5MP selfie shooter with AI face unlocking feature, portrait mode, night scene enhancement, auto HDR, AI beautification and much more.
The device runs on MIUI 9 built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed up by a 4,000mAh battery. The dimensions happen to be 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75mm, and the device has got some heft to it, weighing in at 178g.
As far as the price and availability are concerned, this device is supposed to go on a flash sale dated June 26th. The device is only known to go on sale only in China, as of now in five different colors wiz: Stone Black, Sand Gold, Cherry Blossom Powder ( Pink ) and Flame Red. These are the prices announced:
- 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)
Another device that was announced today was the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4. Though tablet sales have seen a massive decline, Xiaomi has decided to stick to the manufacturing of tablets and has come up with this new Mi Pad 4 and is priced aggressively costing at around $230.
With an all-metal body and an 8-inch LCD display with the resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixel (WUXGA) and a 16:10 aspect ratio, there is plenty of screen real state. The tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz.
For all of you, who love clicking pictures with their huge tablets, there is a 13MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The camera supports HDR and can record videos at 1080p (PS: the chip supports 4k though). There isn’t any flask backing up your low light shots. The front-facing shooter is supposed to be a 5MP sensor with support for AI face unlocking which is Xiaomi’s enhanced version of face unlocks on stock android.
The device is compact and the dimensions are 200.2 x 120.3 mm. The device feels sleek and thin at 7.9mm. It weighs in at 342.5 grams. This thin frame houses a 6,600mAh battery that charges via USB type C port but with a regular charger of 10W, this is going to require overnight charging. There is support for a nano SIM for the LTE version of this device.
The connectivity issues with older chipsets is not an issue anymore, as all Wi-Fi protocols and bands are supported- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac which brings the support for both 2.5Ghz and 5 GHz frequencies. Like every new Snapdragon chipset, this SD 660 also brings Bluetooth version 5.0 on board.
The Mi Pad 4 is available for pre-orders and is hitting the sales on June 29th. Two color options are available, namely: Black and Rose Gold. The 3/32 GB with Wi-Fi only variant costs 1,099 Yuan ($170), the more powerful 4/64 GB without LTE is priced at 1,399 Yuan ($215), but if you want LTE support with it, it is going to cost you 100 Yuan more, which translates to about $230.