Qualcomm has been recording huge profits thanks to the vast use of its Snapdragon chipsets. While the flagship Snapdragon 820/821 were definitely the most outstanding chipsets in 2016, the company’ Snapdragon 650/652/653 have also been quite a hit.
Other than the likes of Sony and Samsung, Xiaomi has also been an active user of the Snapdragon 65X family. Now that Samsung is taking care of the highly anticipated flagship Snapdragon 835 with the help of its 10nm FinFET manufacturing process, it appears that Qualcomm is ready to expand this relationship and get the South Korean company to work on the new midrange chipsets from the Snapdragon 660 family. Apparently, the chipset will be made using the company’s 14nm process, which was utilized when manufacturing the current flagship chipsets – Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890. But this is still an unconfirmed rumor.
Now that Qualcomm is set to upgrade this 65X lineup to the Snapdragon 660 or rather 66X, it appears that Xiaomi is also not ready to let go of a fruitful relationship it has had with the American chipset maker. The two companies will reportedly keep working together, something that would see the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 come with a Snapdragon 660 running the show.
In addition to the new Snapdragon 660 processor, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is also expected to keep the same camera setup used on its predecessor – a dual-lens camera. But this time around, the phone will come in with two 16MP sensors as opposed to last year’s variant that had a dual setup of 13MP+5MP and powered by a MediaTek Helio X20, although the high-end edition had the revised Helio X25.
As for other specs, some of the Xiaomi Mi Pro features should be retained, including a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and at least 64GB of storage. The battery capacity could probably be retained at 4050mAh or slightly upped to 4500mAh.
Given that the Xiaomi Redmi Pro was announced in August 2016, it is possible that the new Redmi Pro 2 will also see the same release date this year. In short, it’s still a long away before we get to the truth about this phone. Meanwhile, would you like to see the new Snapdragon 660 inside the Redmi Pro 2 or any other midrange phone? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.