In a recent development, a Weibo post has confirmed Xiaomi’s plans to expand its Redmi lineup with the launch of a new device – Xiaomi Redmi Pro. The company is all set to reveal its upcoming Redmi Pro at an event in Beijing on July 27. In rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi might also reveal Xiaomi Notebook in addition to Redmi Pro at the event.
However, it’s probably the first time Xiaomi has decided to get rid of numbers and simply stick to a simple name. Some experts believe it’s the Redmi Note 4 along with Xiaomi’s unexpected change to its naming convention. Xiaomi’s Redmi lineup is best known for sitting comfortably in the mid-range segment.
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It’s essentially what led us to wonder (like many) what exactly “pro” means to the company. While it’s unclear whether Xiaomi is aiming at better specs or more cost, the company is expected to not make any drastic changes to its cost-effective solutions.
Redmi Pro will reportedly arrive in two variants. While a base model may run on the Helio X20 MT6797M chipset clocked at 2 GHz with 3 GB of RAM, another variant may run on the MediaTek Helio X25 MT6797T clocked at 2.5 GHz with 4 GB of RAM.
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The device was earlier spotted on Geekbench with the score of 218 in single-core tests as well as 4183 on multi-core test. Xioami also confirmed the launch of a second device to take place by the end of the month, which according to the company “mysterious little friend” to accompany the Redmi Pro.
Due to lack of information, it’s going to be difficult to identify the second device by the “Apple of China.” However, many reports indicate it’s Xiaomi Notebook. Earlier leaks reveal Xioami Redmi Pro may come along with a metal unibody alongside volume rockers as well as the power button both on the right side of the phablet.
According to initial leaks, the device is expected to come featuring Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.