Redmi Note 6 Pro finally arrived in India as the company finally launched it today. It is very rare of any smartphone to be leaked months ago before the official launch but Note 6 Pro is one of them. Hence, Xiaomi received lots of criticism for this smartphone because in terms of specifications it is the same Redmi Note 5 Pro but with some improvements here and there. Whereas, users expected a lot from Xiaomi to bring in Note 6 Pro but it is what it is. However, to be honest, it is a package deal after all and now comes with a cheaper price tag as well. So let’s find out what Xiaomi is really offering with its new Note.
Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications
So the new Note 6 Pro brings the notch display and it is a 6.28-inch Full HD+ screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. In addition, the display has 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. In terms of changes over its predecessor, the display is one of the main changes.
Now coming to internals, it got the same Snapdragon 636 SoC and Adreno 509 GPU. It comes in two RAM options as well – 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage. It can be further expanded up to 256GB with microSD but sadly it got the Hybrid SIM slot. Furthermore, Redmi Note 6 Pro also comes with a 4000mah battery which now supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. However, it comes bundled with regular 5V/2A charger.
In terms of software, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Usually, Xiaomi gives one major OS upgrade so we can expect this device to get Android Pie in near future.
Now let’s talk about the cameras, the biggest highlight of Redmi Note 6 Pro is the new Quad camera setup. There is a dual camera setup on the back- a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size for better low-light images. Additionally, 5MP depth sensing sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12μm pixel size. In addition, it also comes with Dual Pixel Autofocus, EIS, and AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0 with adjustable Bokeh, Light Trails, and Studio Lighting. Furthermore, the rear camera can recognize scenes in 32 categories, including 5 which are India specific, and the front camera can detect 12 categories.
Talking about the front camera it got a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology, and 2MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size for portrait shots and AI face unlock. The front camera also comes with AI Portrait Selfie with real-time portrait preview, AI Beautify, as well as AI Scene Detection.
Redmi Note 6 Pro’s connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also comes with every major sensor including- accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, IR blaster, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Price and Availability
It will be available in four colors- Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red. As we mentioned earlier it will be available in two RAM variants, the 4GB+64GB is priced at Rs. 13,999 and for the 6GB+64GB it will cost Rs. 15,999. Notably, it will come with a protective ultra-slim case in the box. It will go on sale starting 12 pm IST on November 23 exclusively via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
However as a part of the company’s ‘Black Friday Sale’ Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available for Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB version and Rs. 14,999 for the 6GB version. HDFC Bank is also offering an Rs. 500 instant discount on its credit/ debit cards, as well as on EMI transactions. Launch offers also include Rs. 2,400 Jio Instant Cashback and up to 6TB of Jio data.
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