Xiaomi is all set to launch the new Redmi Pro 2 and it accidentally listed it up on their own website. The listing since has been taken down but not before many saw the details. There is no word yet about the launch of the device but an official launch doesn’t seem distant.
The dual camera craze has not phased out, it is just intensifying every day even in the budget segment and the Redmi Pro 2 aims to capture exactly this audience. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro will be quite a bit different from the Original Xiaomi Redmi Pro but will still retain some of the better features of the original Redmi Pro like the dual camera.
According to the information, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro will have a 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) OLED display up top. Snapdragon 660, the new entrant in the SoC war will power the device. The original Redmi Pro came with a Mediatek chipset, so why has Xiaomi shifted from them to Snapdragon is a mystery as of now. A 4100mAh battery will power the device and it will possibly come with 3GB or 4GB of RAM variants and the possibility of a 6GB RAM variant also appear to be true.
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The cameras have been upgraded from last year’s 13MP to 16MP this year. However, there is no confirmation as of now, if there will be 2 cameras or just one as the reports are disputed as of now so only time will tell the final specifications of the device. To recall, the last generation Redmi Pro had a 13MP primary camera with Sony IMX258 sensor and phase detection
To recall, the last generation Redmi Pro had a 13MP primary camera with Sony IMX258 sensor and phase detection autofocus (PDAF) along with a 5 MP depth sensing camera to get DSLR-like Bokeh effect.
The pricing has not yet been officially unveiled yet but we expect the price to start at RMB 1,199 which is approximately Rs. 11,500 or US$ 175. The phone will be first launched in China with a global rollout later on.
The phone if launched in India will take on Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 4 which is an extremely popular device and reports claim that Xiaomi has sold over a million units of the popular device in just 45 days. So launching the Redmi Pro 2 in India would seem like a counterproductive move on Xiaomi’s part.
If the Redmi Pro 2 is launched in India, it will take on multiple market segments due to its budget pricing and huge battery. Xiaomi is all set to launch a slew of devices to regain its losing market share in China and to capture more market share in markets like India. Xiaomi is already among the top 3 Smartphone vendors in India but it is looking to dethrone Samsung as the number 1 Smartphone brand in India in the next 5 years.
Xiaomi has already launched or is set to launch the Mi 6 and the Mi Max 2 in China but it is yet to bring these devices to India. We hope to see all these devices being launched in China to make its way to India as well but seeing Xiaomi’s past track record we doubt if the newer devices will make their way to India.