Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Mi Notebook Air unveiled: Key specifications and features

Xiaomi Redmi Pro and Mi Notebook Air laptop have been launched today by the company at a special event in Beijing. Redmi Pro will the new flagship smartphone in Xiaomi’s budget Redmi series. The company claims to have sold 110 million Redmi smartphone since they were first launched in August 2013..

Xiaomi Redmi Pro has a 5.5-inch full HD OLED display. The smartphone gets a brushed Aluminium design with CNC chamfered edges, and a front fingerprint sensor. Redmi Pro runs the MediaTek’s Helio X25 chipset with 10-cores (Two A72 cores), which is clocked at 2.5 Ghz and has a Mali T880 GPU for more efficient gaming. There’s also a version with MediaTek Helio X20 processor.

The high-end 4GB RAM+128GB version costs RMB 1999, while the 3GB RAM+64GB version is priced at RMB 1699. The 3GB RAM+32GB version with MediaTek Helio X20 processor starts at RMB 1499. In India the Redmi Pro, if it launches, will have to come with a Snapdragon processor.

For Xiaomi which has expanded into India, Brazil and other markets after China, the Redmi series has been one of their biggest successes. Redmi Note 3 was launched in India at a price of Rs 9,999 (2GB RAM +16GB storage) and Rs 11,999 for the higher end 3GB RAM+32GB storage version, and has got rave reviews across the board.

Xiaomi has promised that it will bring more phones to India, and it remains to be seen if the new flagship Redmi Pro will also be launched here. Another question is if the company will bring the top end variants of this phone to India. The Mi Notebook Air’s India launch also remains to be seen.


Technology and Network

GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100
4G: LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Design & Sensors

Dimensions: 151.5 mm x 76.2mm x 8.15 mm
Weight: 174 g
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI), OLED display with Scratch Resistant Glass
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass

Storage and Processor

Processor Type: Deca-core 2.1 GHz/2.3 GHz/2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Mediatek Helio X20/ Mediatek Helio X25
Graphics Processor: Mali T880 MP4
Internal Storage: 32 GB/64 GB, 3GB RAM or 128 GB/ 4 GB RAM
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (SIM 2 slot)

Camera & Multimedia

Rear: Dual 13 MP, autofocus, dual-LED flash (dual tone)
Video recording: 1080p@30fps
Front-facing: 5 MP
Music Support: AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
Loudspeaker: Yes
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity & Battery

Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
VoLTE support.
IR support.
Battery: 4050 mAh

Launch and Price

Launch Date: July 2016
Availability: August 2016
Launch Price: $255/$299


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