Those days when Xiaomi was considered ‘just another Chinese manufacturer’ as already history, as the company released some amazing smartphones lately, proving that they’re ready to join the big league. One of the most expected additions to their portfolio, the Redmi Pro, was announced today and if we had to describe it with a few words, we’d say ‘great deal’.
The handset is available for a starting price 1,499 yuan, which roughly translates to $225, making it an entry-level model, perfect for first time smartphone users, but also for more experienced users who don’t want to spend that much on a phone.
One of the most interesting features of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is the 5.5″ display, with a 1080p resolution and 2.5D curved glass. It’s actually the first time when the manufacturer is using an OLED panel on one of their phones and hopefully, this will become a tradition.
Under the hood, it comes in three different configurations. To be more specific, we’re talking about a Helio X20 chipset, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, a Helio X25 chip, alongside 3 GB of RAM and a larger storage capacity, of 64 GB, and finally, the top notch model, powered by the Helio X25, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Moving on, the spec sheet of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is completed by a dual 13 MP rear-mounted camera, with Sony optics, paired with a 5 MP front-snapper. The phone also features a USB-C port, with fast charging, and a pretty handy IR blaster, same as the Redmi 3S, great for controlling TVs and home appliances. Finally, the fingerprint scanner, a must for 2016’s phones, is present as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro comes with a gold or silver brushed metallic unibody, which gives it an overall premium look. You can only get it from China for the moment and, unfortunately, there’s no word on whether the manufacturer is planning to bring it to other territories.