Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 will reportedly have MediaTek Helio P25 inside, dual 12MP cameras

The Redmi Pro was termed as "the most powerful Redmi ever" by Xiaomi, when it launched last year, as it offered a premium design, dual-camera setup and flagship-level specs, which was missing in Redmi's mid-range offering. Now according to a new rumor coming out of China, Xiaomi will launch the successor of Redmi Pro soon.

According to the source, the Redmi Pro 2 will have the same design as its predecessor, sporting, unibody metal design with chamfered edges, dual-camera system, and home button (with fingerprint sensor). It will also have the same Full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved class display (screen size unknown, but could be 5.5-inch). However, it is the internal parts that will have major changes.

The Redmi Pro 2 will be powered by MediaTek's Helio P25 processor, instead of Helio X20/X25 chip utilized by its predecessor. The P25 is an octa-core processor consisting of four Cortex A53 CPU cores clocked at 2.5GHz and another four at 1.6GHz. The GPU on-board is Mali T880 MP4 GPU. It is worth mentioning that Helio P25 powered smartphones are yet to hit the market. Besides the rumored Redmi Pro 2, the Helio P25 chip is used on Gionee's A1 Plus and Ulefone Armor 2, both of which are yet to go on sale.

The source further reveals that Redmi Pro 2 will have 12MP dual-rear cameras with Sony IMX362 sensor, 25mm wide angle lens, f/1.7 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. For comparison the Redmi Pro had 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor+ 5MP Samsung lens dual camera setup.

Xiaomi is said to to offer the Redmi Pro in two versions, one with 4GB RAM/64GB storage priced at CNY 1599 ($231 | Rs. 15,300) and other a beefed up version with 6GB RAM/128GB storage costing CNY 1799 ($260 | Rs. 17,200).

If the rumored specs are true, than I won't mind Xiaomi saying that Redmo Pro 2 is the "most powerful Redmi ever". While Xiaomi is yet to reveal an unveiling date, the phone is expected to go official later this month. And also do take the news with a pinch of salt.

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