Xiaomi launches the Redmi 6 Pro, a disappointing sequel to the Redmi 4 Prime
Xiaomi has officially launched the newest device in its Redmi line, the Redmi 6 Pro. The company launched the Redmi 6 and 6A just last week, and the Redmi 6 Pro is positioned as a slightly higher specc-ed version of the former.
The device sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ display. There’s also an egregious notch sitting at the top of the device but, the less said about that, the better. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 625, which is all sorts of shocking at this point. This is the second device Xiaomi has released with a Snapdragon 625 this year—after the Redmi S2—and we’re starting to believe the rumors that the company has an excess stock of that SoC.
For some perspective, the Redmi 6 Pro is the natural successor to the Redmi 4 Prime, a device that was released back in 2016. The Redmi 4 Prime also featured a Snapdragon 625, which tells you all you need to know about Xiaomi’s thought processes. Of course, while the Redmi 4 Prime was a compact device with a big battery and a modern processor (at the time), the Redmi 6 Pro is on the large side and doesn't really offer anything new.
The Redmi 6 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup (12 MP Sony IMX486, f/2.2 + 5 MP Samsung S5K5E8, f/2.2), and a 5 MP selfie camera. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the device’s rear and an IR blaster at the top.
There's not much else to praise about the Redmi 6 Pro other than its 4000 mAh battery, and the dedicated dual SIM and MicroSD slots.
The device is available in Gold, Blue, Black, Rose Gold, Black, and Red. Prices begin at US$155.