The Chinese manufacturer has broken away from its usual trend of offering its handsets with a single dual camera with the launch of its Redmi Pro.
Announced in July 2016, this budget phablet will sport dual primary cameras on its reverse. The device will be first made available in China in three variants following which a release can soon be expected across the globe. The gadget is expected to come in gold, black/dark gray and silver color choices. The dual SIM handset will have two slots for inserting a nano SIM and a microSIM. One of these slots will be capable of alternatively serving as a memory card slot.
Dimensions, Weight, Body Material and Design
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro is speculated to be not a very lightweight device. But, this does not mean that the phablet will be very bulky either. The estimated dimension of this handset is 151.5 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm and will weigh very close to 175g. The most appealing fact is that for a budget device, the manufacturer will give its device a metallic unibody in place of the standard polycarbonate or plastic. Added to this, you are sure to notice the brushed finish. The metallic body combined with the brushed finish is sure to give the phablet a classy and elegant look, which is enhanced by the curved back panel.
Screen Size and Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
As is often the case with phablets, the screen size is bound to be the usual 5.5 inches in the Redmi Pro. However, the key area of difference will be in the display technology used. The Redmi handset is slated to incorporate an OLED capacitive display with NTSC gamut to render excellent contrast ratio. Based on inputs gathered from talks about the device, pixel resolution and pixel density are also quite good with values of 1080 x 1920 and 401ppi respectively. Needless to say, the gadget will support multitouch functionality. A noteworthy point is that this is the first offering from the manufacturer to offer an OLED display.
Cameras – Back and Front
One of the key highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is reported to be its dual rear or primary camera. There will be two cameras on the back of whichone of them is said to be a 13MP camera with a Sony sensor and the other a 5MP camera with a Samsung sensor. The 13MP camera will additionally make use of a dual LED dual tone flash. With the primary shooter, you will be able to select the point of focus after capturing a shot and add desired effects like a blurry background. The 5MP camera is anticipated to help you in producing bokeh effects while capturing DSLR quality shots. At the front, there will be a secondary 5MP snapper with a wide angle lens for selfies and web chats. While the primary snapper is expected to shoot both 1080p videos at 30fps and 720p videos @ 120fps, the secondary camera will record 1080p videos.
Under the Hood Hardware, Memory and Operating System
With the Redmi Pro, you will have three different options to take your pick from. You can opt for a 3GB phablet with either 32GB or 64GB ROM for internal storage. Alternatively, there will be an exclusive edition housing 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM. All versions use deca core processors clocking at various frequencies of 2.1GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz respectively. Although there is going to be no dedicated memory card slot, you can insert a memory card into the SIM 2 slot to boost the memory by another 256GB. All three handsets will use a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics processor and a MediaTek chipset. However, the chipset for the standard edition is said to be a little different from that used in the high and exclusive editions.
Irrespective of the model you opt for, the phablet will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow loaded out of the box. The manufacturer will also include its own user interface for customization purposes.
Battery and Battery Life
The battery in the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is anticipated to be non-removable and large with 4,050 mAh capacity. Supporting the quick or fast charge feature with USB Type C port, the manufacturer claims that even after a day of extensive use, you will still be left with 50 percent battery left for the next day’s use.