Xiaomi yesterday launched the Redmi Pro smartphone in China. The company describes the new smartphone as the most powerful in the Redmi series yet, One of the main highlights of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup at the back. In essence, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro features a pair of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel snappers at the back, with one clicking still images and the other for capturing depth information. Xiaomi has dedicated a section on its website where it explains how the cameras work along with quite a few camera samples.
The 13-megapixel snapper at the back is accompanied by a Sony IMX 258 sensor, while the 5-megapixel snapper is accompanied by a Samsung sensor that captures depth information. The cameras are also accompanied by a dedicated depth of field image sensor called ImageQ, which also supports dynamic depth of field. Xiaomi says this setup helps in shooting DSLR-like photos with bokeh effect.
Xiaomi further explains how the two cameras receive light simultaneously, and with real-time hardware calculations the cameras are able to reproduce the accurate colors. While the two cameras let users click photos with bokeh effect, users can also customize the amount of blur they want to keep. Another feature is the ability to change the focus of the photos after they have been clicked. Xiaomi also talks about bokeh effect when shooting videos, and the two cameras are able to dynamically choose the focus when shooting a video.
Following are some photos shared by Xiaomi that have been clicked using the Redmi Pro.
Smartphones with dual-camera setup are fast becoming a norm. HTC is credited with being among the first ones to have this sort of setup on the One (M8). More recently, smartphones like the LG G5, Huawei P9, Honor 8, and the QiKu Q Terra have featured dual-camera setup with similar sort of functionality. Going forward, Apple is widely expected to opt for this setup on the iPhone 7 Pus, while this year’s Samsung Galaxy Note7 too is expected to come with a similar setup.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro specifications
The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display, and has been launched in three variants. The base 32GB variant is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The 64GB variant is powered by a MediaTek Helio X25 64-bit deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, and lastly, the top-end 128GB variant too is powered by a Helio X25 processor, but paired with 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro also features a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 4,050mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a USB Type-C port. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under the latest MIUI 8.