Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has appeared on a Thai forum, which seems like a soft launch as the company has not made an official unveiling just yet.
The phone looks like a cool new addition the Xiaomi’s midrange bracket with its first-ever four-camera arrangement with two sensors on the front and two on the rear. All cameras are AI-powered to get “AI dynamic bokeh” and “AI portrait 2.0” on both sides.
Design & Display
Design-wise, it resembles the Redmi 6 Pro with a similar notch on the front. Only this time, the notch on the front houses two cameras instead of one, in addition to the notification light, earpiece, and proximity sensor. Xiaomi advertised it by comparing its specifications to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5.
It also has a familiar fingerprint sensor on the rear, and an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass is also present on the front. The screen to body ratio is quite decent at 86%.
A 6.26-inch IPS LCD has been used in the Redmi Note 6 Pro, with a cutout on the front. The resolution has been kept at 1080 x 2280 pixels (FHD+).
Hardware & Storage
Beneath the metallic body, Redmi Note 6 Pro runs a Snapdragon 636 SoC that pairs with an Adreno 509 GPU. It’s an octa-core chipset with 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 cores. RAM is available in 3, 4, and 6 GB.
You can get 64 GB internal storage with 4 or 6 GB RAM, but with 32 GB storage, you’re limited to 3 GB RAM. You can expand the storage, however, with a microSD card by up to 256 GB (no dedicated slot, uses SIM slot 2).
Camera & Software
Moving on to the shooters, Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi phone to have dual cameras on the front, as well as on the rear. The rear set up has a primary 12 MP f/1.9 shooter that pairs with a 5 MP f/2.0 depth sensor. The front dual-cam configuration consists of a 20 MP f/2.0 shooter, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
The software-end in cameras is AI-packed to give you beautification features, scene detection, and bokeh effects on both front camera selfies as well as rear shots.
Redmi Note 6 Pro will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Xiaomi’s proprietary skin called MIUI.
Battery, Price, & Availability
Xiaomi packed a decent 4000 mAh battery in the Redmi Note 6 Pro. It doesn’t have fast charging and uses an older microUSB 2.0 connector. Color options are Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red.
The 4/64 GB model costs THB 7,000 (~Rs. 27,000), the company has not revealed prices for other variants yet.
It is available to purchase in Thailand right now, visit Xiaomi’s Thai website to place your order, and for more details.
Redmi Note 6 Pro
- CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
- GPU: Adreno 509
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM (hybrid)
- 6.26-inch 19:9 with FHD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution, notch
- RAM: 3/4/6 GB
- Internal: 32/64 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB (uses SIM slot 2)
- Primary: Dual: 12 MP f/1.9 + 5 MP f/2.0, depth sensor
- Secondary: Dual: 20 MP f/2.0 + 2 MP, depth sensor
- Connectivity: LTE, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Price: starting at ~Rs. 27,000 (4/64 GB)