Xiaomi has accidentally listed the upcoming smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 on the Mi.com site, giving away all details about the successor to Xiaomi Redmi Pro. The phone was listed on Xiaomi’s Chinese website and was soon pulled down, but not before the details were seen. There is no word on the official launch date of the phone though the listing points to the announcement being not too far off. Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
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The Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 brings about quite a few changes when compared to its successor, while it is also expected to retain some similarities. There is no word on the Android OS, but it is likely to run on Android Nougat OS out-of-the-box. The listing has revealed specifications like a 5.5-inch OLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC, but the internal memory variants and RAM remain unknown. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?
The listing also showed a 16-megapixel rear camera, which is a bump up from the 13-megapixel snapper the previous model sported. However, whether Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 retains the dual-rear camera setup from the predecessor is currently unknown. The phone comes with a 4,100mAh battery. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to be announced on May 25, Xiaomi USB Type-C Earphones launched
The price for the Redmi Pro 2 in China is expected to start from RMB 1,199 (approximately Rs 11,000), meaning the phone will be placed in the budget category. The smartphone will first be unveiled in China, and is then likely to be rolled out in other countries.
To put the leaked specifications and features into perspective, the Xiaomi Remi Pro came with a 5.5-inch FHD OLED display, MediaTek Helio SoC, and it was launched in two variants. The base variant came with a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM, while the more expensive variant came with a MediaTek Helio X25 processor, 64GB storage/3GB RAM and 128GB storage/4GB RAM. ALSO READ: Watch Xiaomi Mi 6 teardown video analyze splash proof capabilities of the smartphone
If launched in India, the smartphone will take on multiple budget-segment devices. With a 4,100mAh battery, it will also give tough competition to devices in the battery-intensive segment which is now heating up in the country. Xiaomi has a slew of devices slated for launch. The company is also gearing up for the launch of Xiaomi Mi Max 2 in China on May 25. The smartphone will be a battery-focused device and leaks have hinted at 6.4-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 626 processor, 128GB internal memory coupled with two RAM versions 4GB/6GB, 12-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 4-megapixel front camera, and 5,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi has managed to continue its successful run in India with Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 becoming the highest selling smartphone in Q1 2017 as per data by IDC. The phone surpassed sales of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi set a record with the device, selling 250,000 Redmi Note 4 units in just 10 minutes and over 1 million units within 45 days. Xiaomi is looking at increasing its Indian sales and becoming the top Indian smartphone brand, over-riding Samsung in the next three-to-five years. Xiaomi is already among the top 3 Indian smartphone brands in the country.