Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro arrives in India with a notch, four cameras

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has made it to India about two months after first showing up in Thailand. It’s stayed pretty much the same in the time in-between, dashing hopes that Xiaomi would furnish it with some upgrades for its India launch.

In particular, some were hoping that the Redmi Note 6 Pro would get a more modern processor instead of the Snapdragon 636 SoC it has. The Redmi Note 5 Pro had the same chip and the same 4000mAh battery to boot. The older handset also shares a similar 12MP + 5MP dual camera combination at the back.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The one aspect which has changed is the addition of an extra 2MP depth sensor at the front to accompany the 20MP main selfie snapper. This will make it easier for the phone to create background blurred portrait shots. Xiaomi’s added a new AI dynamic bokeh option to create 6 different kinds of lens flares.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro’s front has also gone through another big upheaval – there’s a notch sitting at the top. The cutout has resulted in a 19:9 aspect ratio for the 6.26-inch FHD+ display. It’s not for everyone, but it was just a matter of time before the Redmi Note series got swept away in the notch craze anyway.

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You’ll have to pay Rs 13999 for the 4GB/64GB Redmi Note 6 Pro. The 6GB/64GB model ups the price to Rs 15999. It’ll be sold via Flipkart, Xiaomi’s site, and Mi Home stores starting from November 23 at 12 pm. The brand is hosting a special Black Friday Sale to kick off the release.

Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro:

– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10
– Display: 6.26-inch 19:9, 1080 x 2280 pixels
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 636
– GPU: Adreno 509
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 20MP + 2MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Weight: 182g
– Size: 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.26mm
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fiac, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.5mm headphone jack, A-GPS, GLONASS

The Redmi Note 6 Pro will be Rs 1000 cheaper on November 23, so you can grab it for Rs 12999 (4GB) or Rs 14999 (6GB). HDFC Bank is throwing in an extra Rs 500 off for debit, credit, and EMI transactions. There’s also going to be a separate Surprise Sale which will be announced tomorrow.