Xiaomi has soft-launched its next smartphone in the Redmi Note series. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is being sold in Thailand (not seen in China yet), though there is not much noise made about the phone even in Thailand.
The specifications of the new phone first: It has a 6.26-inch full HD+ display, which is of the IPS LCD type. The display uses up 86% of the space with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen receives protection from an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Xiaomi has retained the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC in the Redmi Note 6 Pro as in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The graphics processor is Adreno 509. The RAM is 4GB and the internal storage 64GB. A hybrid slot for a microSD card to take the storage to 256GB is also provided. Incidentally, Xiaomi has launched only one variant of this new phone and there is no way of knowing as of now what plans the Chinese manufacturer has for launching other variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.
The Android Oreo version 8.1 is the OS with the in-house MIUI 10 adopted to suit it forming the skin.
The camera section in the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is also quite exciting as it has gone in for a dual camera setup in the front for selfies as well. The rear camera has a 12MP+5MP sensors combination and the front of the phone sports a primary 20MP sensor coupled with a 2MP secondary sensor. The front camera has support from 4-in-1 super pixel and AI aided face unlock capabilities. The battery is 4000mAh and Xiaomi claims it can last 2 full days on a 100% charge.
As mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is available only in Thailand at present and the price it is being sold there is THB 6,990 (roughly Rs 15,700). Again, as indicated there is still no information on when the phone would be launched in India and at what price point.