Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi today announced a new smartphone, called the Redmi Pro, during an event in Beijing, China, where it also surprised attendees with the 'Mi Notebook Air'. As TechCrunch pointed out, the company's Redmi line of smartphone devices angle toward the low-cost spectrum of handsets, with most models costing around $150, allowing the company to move over 110 million models in the last three years.

Redmi Pro smartphone
A few additions to the Redmi Pro place it on the higher-end of that spectrum, since the new smartphone is the first in the Redmi family to have an OLED display, a larger 5.5-inch screen, and -- perhaps most notably -- pack in a dual-camera system. Specifically, the two lenses are a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor and a 5-megapixel Samsung sensor, and will result in image quality on par with DSLR-style cameras, according to the company.

Other than these features, the Redmi Pro also has a 4050 mAh battery, a USB Type-C charging port, up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal memory, an expected fingerprint sensor for biometric security, and three color options: gold, grey, and silver. Pricing for the Redmi Pro begins at $225 (1,499 Yuan) for 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage, $255 (1,699 Yuan) for 3GB RAM with 64GB of storage, and $300 (1,999 Yuan) for 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. According to Xiaomi, the difference between the 3GB and 4GB RAM models is a faster and more powerful GPU and Helio X25 chipset.

Redmi Pro smartphone 2
The Redmi Pro -- which will launch on August 6 in China -- is debuting at a time when higher-quality smartphone cameras have begun to stand out as a major sticking point for consumers deciding on which device to purchase. Apple's own upcoming iPhone 7 Plus has been the perpetrator behind dozens of dual-lens camera rumors since the beginning of the year, with a handful of design renderings and images of the smartphone leaking this summer, all showing off the large, pill-shaped enclosure purported to lead to DSLR quality photos as well.

For those interested, Gizchina has a collection of images taken with the Redmi Pro's dual-camera system on its website.

Tag: Xiaomi

Top Rated Comments

now i see it Avatar
70 months ago
Another glaring example of how much of a rip off an iPhone is (I use an iPhone).
Someone should give one to apple and say, "do this"..
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bushido Avatar
70 months ago
The antenna lines look a lot better than what Apple has been doing
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freddiecable Avatar
70 months ago
Agree. They are white. And they are straight. Not dirt grey and oddly thick.

Apple needs to step up the game. A few years ago.

The antenna lines look a lot better than what Apple has been doing
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gaanee Avatar
70 months ago
Apple has got many locked up into its iOS ecosystem, so may be its starting to feel complacent by getting away with incremental upgrades and that too with high profit margin.
Apple usually doesn't cater the low-end market, but other manufacturers are upping the game.. quickly surpassing Apple in terms of features at a lower price.
These new phones are pretty good...only thing holding back from switching right now is having already bought many iOS apps. If I am a new buyer, these new phones is certainly tempting.
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Rogifan Avatar
70 months ago
They also announced a notebook called the Mi Notebook Air (how original). I thought Dell had an exclusive on the thin bezel displays but I guess not anymore? Funny how the Verge headline calls it a MacBook competitor. It runs Windows so wouldn't it be a Dell, HP, or Microsoft Surface competitor? I guess those names don't generate clicks or wouldn't start fanboy wars in the comments section?

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asharahmed Avatar
70 months ago
Wow. That price is hard to beat. Even OP can't beat that
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