Xiaomi had quite a year last year with the Redmi Note 2 and the Redmi 2, and it looks like the company is set to follow up on those devices with a few new handsets for 2017. In fact, rumors have been circulating quite a bit about the new phones, called the Redmi Note 2 Pro and the Redmi Pro 2, and we now have a pretty good look at what the phones could have on offer.
The rumors are interesting for a few reasons — perhaps the most notable being that Xiaomi launched the Redmi Pro last year only in China — suggesting that it would be a one-off device. Does the existence of a follow-up suggest we’ll see the phone in other markets? We’ll have to wait and see.
Here’s everything we know about the Redmi Note 2 Pro and Redmi Pro 2 so far.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2
It’s looking more and more like Xiaomi will launch a follow-up to the Redmi Pro, called the Redmi Pro 2. In fact, press shots and specs have appeared online showing that the phone could offer some pretty nice specs. But when will we see the device? The latest rumors indicate it could be soon. Pocket Now has published a report suggesting the phone will be launched at some point in April.
First up in the specs department is the camera. While it was initially believed that Xiaomi might have decided to ax the dual-camera setup for the Pro 2, per Weibo, a more recent leak alleges it will return. GizChina provided a full spec sheet for the device this week, and reported it will feature a 12-megapixel Sony sensor coupled with another 5-megapixel Samsung unit. Around the front, the phone is purported to offer a 16-megapixel shooter.
Otherwise, GizChina’s report does not mention the processor, though it does say the Redmi Pro 2 could feature 3GB of RAM. In terms of the display, it seems we’re looking at a 1080 panel.
Information from Weibo previously stated phone will come in two variants, and with one offering 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the other boasting a cool 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We don’t yet know exactly which processor the phone will feature, but some speculation suggests it could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.
According to the leak, the phone should be quite reasonably priced. The 4GB variant will come at 1,599 yuan, which equates to $232, while the bigger 6GB version will come at 1,799 yuan, or around $261.