Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is 1st Redmi phone with notched screen

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Add another name to Xiaomi’s ever-expanding list of budget phones released in 2018. This time around, it’s the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro that has been made official, days after live photos of the device were posted by the manufacturer online.

As previously known, the Redmi 6 Pro arrives with a notch to make the top bezel smaller and to place the front camera beside the earpiece speaker. Notably, it’s only the third time that Xiaomi has adopted a plastic cutout for the bezel; the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE launched with notch displays in May 2018. Fourth, if you count the Mi 8 Explorer Edition as an entirely different device (we obviously don’t).

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The LCD touchscreen measures 5.84 inches diagonally, with a 2,280 x 1,080 resolution and a taller aspect ratio of 19:9. The entire assembly, including the screen, is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that charges over microUSB.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Moving to the back, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports two cameras aligned vertically, with the 12-megapixel camera assisted by a secondary 5-megapixel one to produce pictures in which the foreground is sharp and in focus, while the background is soft and blurred. Also around the back: a capacitive fingerprint reader that makes the Redmi 6 Pro look like a smaller version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 when viewed from behind.

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Elsewhere, the company has given the Redmi 6 Pro the same Snapdragon 625 processor inside the Xiaomi Redmi S2 and Redmi 5 Plus, among many of its other handsets. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, it can be outfitted with 3GB or 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. It runs MIUI 9 and ships with face unlock and Xiaomi’s digital assistant out of the box.

The base Redmi 6 Pro will run you ¥999 (around P8,170 or $153) in China, while the 4GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB models cost ¥1,199 (P9,806 or $184) and ¥1,299 (P10,624 or $199), respectively. You can preorder the phone in its native country starting today. It ships from June 26 onwards. Color variants include black, gold, rose gold, blue, and red.

We’re hearing that the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro will launch in the Philippines at a later date, and we have every reason to believe it will.

  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 5.84-inch LCD display, 2,280 x 1,080 resolution (19:9)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12- and 5-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.