Finally, Xiaomi India has got the Redmi Note 6 Pro to the sub-continent. It is the successor to the most popular smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Though it may not be a true successor in terms of specifications, Redmi Note 6 Pro has got a good price for the Black Friday sale.
Starting today, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go for sale on Mi Home, Flipkart and Mi.com India website at a special price of ₹12999. The main USP of the handset is its quad camera – two on the front and two on the back.
Along with tiny bezels and notch, Redmi Note 6 Pro provides very good all-round camera experience. However, the usage of old Snapdragon 636 chipset is a bit disappointing. If Xiaomi has considered an upgrade with Snapdragon 660 SoC then surely Redmi Note 6 Pro would have become the best mid-range handset.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications:
Coming to the specifications, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch Full HD+ screen with 1080 X 2280 pixel resolution. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection but the specs don’t reveal the version. Design-wise, there’s nothing to be differentiated from the Redmi product line.
In spite of being a bit old Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset shows plenty of raw power in handling games. Surely, it is the best in this budget class. Apart from the standard 4GB RAM, it has got a higher variant 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. In contrast to Mi A2, there’s a support for microSD slot that can be expanded up to 256GB.
Quad-Camera in a Budget Price:
Regarding the camera, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is titled as “Quad Camera all-rounder”. As discussed earlier, it sports a primary 12mp sensor plus 5mp module (for depth sensing) and comes with Electronic Image Stabilization support similar to Redmi Note 5 AI. On the front side, it has got dual cameras of 20mp plus 2mp. The night photos are reasonably good. The handset can handle 4K recording too.
Redmi’s Big Battery with Quick Charge Facility:
Leaving these features aside, Redmi‘s new handset is very similar to its Note 5 Pro. And it has got a huge 4000mAh battery that’s supported by Quick Charge 3.0 with a 10W charger in it. However, one has to purchase a separate charger to get fast charging done. In the retail sales unit box, one gets the regular 5V/2A charging.
Though there were many rumors that it would get the latest Android 9 Pie, the handset boots MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Apart from dual 4G VoLTE, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro offers all the required connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and the good-old Micro USB port.
Regarding the pricing, the base variant 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM is priced at 13,999 and the higher 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant will retail at ₹15,999. To make the deal sweeter, Xiaomi offers a flash sale on the Black Friday at 12 noon. You’ll enjoy a special price of ₹12,999 for the 4GB variant.
Moreover, the users purchasing the handset through HDFC Credit or Debit Card will get an additional discount of ₹500. Hey, if you have an HDFC card, then you can own a Redmi Note 6 Pro for a special price of ₹12,499. This discount offer is valid only for TODAY (November 23).
What’s Your Opinion?
If you are an ardent fan of Redmi phones then there will be no second moment to grab it. It has a great display, powerful chipset, and hassle-free camera experience - all available at an amazing budget price.
However, there are other alternatives that can be considered in the same price segment including Realme 2 Pro that has a better and powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC. But on paper, Redmi Note 6 Pro looks better for camera performance. Let’s know your opinion on whether to go with the new handset or look for other alternatives.