The smartphone will be unveiled in New Delhi on 22 November. Its price will also be revealed on the same day. The price of Redmi Note 6 Pro is also expected to be around Redmi Note 5 Pro. Let us know that the starting price of Redmi Note 5 Pro is Rs 13,999 and the expensive variant is Rs 15,999. However, considering the increase in prices of Redmi phones in recent times, the price of Redmi Note 6 Pro can be expected to be slightly higher. Before the launch, we got some time to spend with Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. How did we like this phone at first glance? Let’s know …
The Redmi Note 6 Pro has the same display as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, only the size is bigger and the display also has a notch. Its resolution is 1080×2280 pixels and the highest brightness is 500 nits. In the short time spent with the phone, we found that the display has excellent viewing angles. Color and contrast are also good. However, we received complaints of backlight bleeding at the highest brightness level. Due to the 2.5D curved edges, the display glass and frame meet are very smooth.
Apart from a few changes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro looks very similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The new model is 0.5 cm wider. The phone is a bit wide, but it feels similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in the hands. There is no capacitive button in the phone. Users can use the onscreen button instead. There is a dual camera setup on the back side. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear itself. During use, we found that there was little lag in unlocking the phone.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a lock / power button and volume buttons on the right. At the same time, the hybrid dual sim tray is on the left side. MicroSD card with two nano SIMs or one nano SIM can be used in this tray. It is possible to use a microSD card up to 256 GB if needed. There are speaker grills on either side of the micro-USB port at the bottom, one of which has a speaker in the grill itself. The 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone and IR emitter have got a top spot.
Rear camera setup gets better. Still, 12 megapixel primary autofocus sensor and 5 megapixel secondary depth sensor will be available. But both of them are F / 1.9 aperture. In the limited time spent with the Redmi Note 6 Pro, we found that daylight shots came crisp. We could not test the low light photography of this phone. By the way, we would suggest you to wait for the review.
An important feature of this phone is the dual selfie camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel primary sensor on the front panel and it has a 2-megapixel depth sensor, which is given for portrait shots. Photos were good in good lighting. The Bokeh effect was very accurate.
Like the old handset Redmi Note 6 Pro also has a metal back and comes with a matte finish. That means the phone slips in the hands. Due to the large body, it is not easy to hold it in the hands. If seen, the 182 gram Redmi Note 6 Pro is only 2 grams heavier than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor has been used in Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. We expected the company to use a more powerful processor, possibly the Snapdragon 660 processor. Xiaomi could also use the MediaTek Helio P60 processor instead, as Xiaomi phones now equipped with MediaTek chipsets are also sold in India. However, on the basis of this processor, our decision on the performance of the phone will come in the review itself. This phone will have two variants – 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with 6 GB RAM. The performance was smooth. We never realized the time spent with 6 GB RAM variants.
Redmi Note 6 Pro Out of Box runs on the MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. At the moment, there is no information available about the Android 9.0 Pie update. It is a MIUI-based phone, which means that you will get many useful features.
The AI Face Unlock feature worked well in Redmi Note 6 Pro. The phone quickly registered the face. The handset also unlocked fast. It is not as accurate as 3D face unlock. Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery. It supports 10 Watt charging. It has battery saver mode.
What else is special in Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. We will explain this in detail in the review.