Xiaomi’s Redmi Pro Offers Cheap Bet for Dual-Lens Camera and OLED

July 28, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has presented a new smartphone which holds the potential of being the next budget king. The smartphone called Redmi Pro was announced at an event held in Beijing where they also revealed their first ever notebook device, the Mi Notebook Air.

Xiaomi has presented the Redmi Pro quite contrary to the expectations, as it was Redmi Note 4, the successor to Redmi Note 3, that was expected to be unwrapped during this event. However, the new device comes with even better prospect as Xiaomi has bundled a host of big features in this affordable smartphone.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Pro comes with a 5.5-inch screen that is now powered by OLED technology with full resolution display. It also features a dual camera system on the rear, which also makes use of two different lenses unlike the rest. The rear camera comes aided by a 13-megapixel Sony sensor and a 5-megapixel Samsung sensor for depth sensing.  Redmi Pro 3 makes use of image data from both the lenses to produce images with more depth of field, producing bokeh effects similar to those of in DSLR cameras. The front camera will house a 5MP sensor.


Boasted as the most powerful Redmi ever, the Redmi Pro 3 packs a deca-core Helio X25 chipset with Mali-T880 GPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB of onboard storage. It can be further expanded if one decides to ditch the second sim slot for a microSD card. Besides, it also packs a fingerprint sensor.

The company has also revealed a base version of the device, which will feature with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, with an Helio X20 processor instead of the Helio X25. The version will also be made available with a 64GB internal storage option. The pricing for the three version respectively with the increasing specs are $225, $255, and $300.

Redmi Pro will debut on China, and will be followed by its expansion to other markets in Asia at first.

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