5.5" Xiaomi Redmi Pro is out: dual camera, 4050 mAh battery, OLED and brushed metal


Just as promised, Xiaomi took to the airwaves, or, rather, the stage in Beijing, to announce its next value-for-money champ, dubbed simply the Redmi Pro. What's Pro about it? Well, the handset will ship with a dual camera setup that will let you arrange better depth-of-field pics, or refocus the image after you have taken the shot.

The camera duo consists of two sensors - one the 13 MP Sony IMX258 for the actual still image, and the other a 5 MP Samsung affair that soaks in the depth of field information for post processing. Xiaomi even posted some camera samples taken with the new Redmi Pro to demonstrate the abilities of its first handset with dual shooters on the back.

Depth of field shenanigans aside, the phone is also a pretty great value for its $225 starting price in China. It carries a 5.5" 1080p AMOLED display, a 2.3 GHz decacore Helio X20/X25 chipset, 3/4GB RAM, and 32/64/128 GB of internal storage. All of this is wrapped in a svelte brushed aluminum chassis that is available in several colors, and comes with a finger scanner embedded in the home key. 

On the connectivity front, the outliers are a modern USB-C port, and an infrared sensor at the top. If all these aren't convincing for you just yet, we'll just mention that the Redmi Pro also sports a giant 4050 mAh battery in a relatively slim 8.15mm body, so two-day battery life should be standard, as usual with the latest Xiaomi handsets. 

The Redmi Pro starts shipping next week, on August 6th, and in China it will cost the equivalent of $225 for the 3 GB/32 GB version with Helio X20, $255 for the 3 GB/64 GB one, and $299 for the generous 4 GB/128 GB king of the value-for-money offerings, whose Mali T880 graphics are pumped to 850 MHz for a good measure. Expect these prices to rise 20-30% when the Redmi Pro gets abroad, though that's still a pretty fine deal for what the phone offers, what do you think?

source: Xiaomi

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42 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Beast

2. fyah_king unregistered

Hello, HTC 10.

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Don't even start that bulls**t. It looks nothing like an HTC 10.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't even see how he can make that comparison, given how masculine the HTC 10 looks, no other phone looks like the 10 that's for sure. If anything the above phone looks like an OP3 or M8 but not to much like either.

19. RKNY2203

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

It looks like a combination of htc M8, OnePlus X and OnePlus 3. But no way like a htc 10

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Now beat that!! Xiaomi rocks

5. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

xiaomi know how to make a smartphone...

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

BB should rebrand this one, lol..

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If BlackBerry rebrands this one, the price will jump up to $750! Lulz

13. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

If Apple rebrands this one, the price will jump up to $1000!

17. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Lmao. So true. $1000 just for the logo. Total ripoff.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I like how they constantly using 4000mAh+ for redmi line this year.. and soon they'll release new redmi note with snapdragon inside (maybe SD652)

9. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

redmi pro snapdragon edition who knows

10. davthom123

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

x25 is better than 652 unlike x10-sd 652.so maybe next gen 600 series chip like with the last redmi note

39. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

652 have four A72 core, while X25 have two A72 core

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because they don't have Jony "thinner is better" Ive.

11. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Looks awesome, but why is it still running MIUI 7 instead of 8, is it still in testing or something?

21. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

This phone will run MIUI 8 (sale starts on Aug 8th) on top of Android 6.0 (refer to the link below) .. MIUI 8 is in public beta stage now .. global stable release is planned on Aug 16th .. http://www.xiaomitoday.com/redmi-pro-official-first-flagship-redmi-starting-from-us225/

15. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

A maestro in its category. Among all the "bang for bucks" brands right now in China, Xiaomi surely does have a feel of Originality; there is a Brand Loyalty among its customers.

16. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Gpu clocked at 850mhz. I wonder why? T880Mp6 perhaps. Still the S7 has the T880mp12.

26. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

This has T880 MP4 .. it is not competing against Sd 820 or exynos ... It is competing against SD 650/Sd652 T880 Mp4 beats Adreno 510 in sd 652

18. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Finally they made a full metal phone without those stupid plastic caps at that they put at the top and bottom of the phone.

20. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

you know its getting boring watching the same phone design under different brands names

22. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Not bad at all, but not that impressive either IMO. Second cam is just a waste of money for just bokeh. Instead to spend money for a second set of cam module they could get better lenses, OIS and large aperture. Much smaller Redmi 3 has 4100mAh battery, despite the OLED screen which allow more space inside with being much thinner than LCD counterparts, 4050mAh is not a great job at all. 360 N4S (former Qiku) offers 5000mAh at almost same dimensions with a LCD screen for 1199 yuan not to mention it also offers 4GB RAM and eMMC 5.1 storage. http://www.360shouji.com/zt/n4s/index.html 3GB RAM for heavy MIUI is a bit distasteful at these price range. Worse even 64GB model is coupled with 3GB RAM.

24. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

" 3GB RAM for heavy MIUI is a bit distasteful at these price range. Worse even 64GB model is coupled with 3GB RAM. " Have you ever used a xiaomi phone . I am using Redmi note 3 with only 2 GB ram and i do not have any issues with RAM management. It is even better than my previous Nexus 5x with all those boring stock android features.

28. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

29. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"It is even better than my previous Nexus 5x with all those boring stock android features" Boring stock Android features? Your point is 100% subjective!

25. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

360 what?

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why care about brand that will never get out of china? - did that 360phone have better camera than redmi pro? u dont know.. - OLED and LCD thickness differences is less than 1mm, it wont make any difference on battery size - is that 360phone have better battery life than this redmi pro? again, u dont know.. - redmi 3pro (SD430,32GB) already using eMMC 5.1, high chance for redmi pro to also use eMMC 5.1

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