Xiaomi Launches The Redmi Pro With OLED and Dual Camera At An Affordable Price

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    Today, Xiaomi, the Chinese company announced the Redmi Pro which is the latest smartphone in its entry-level portfolio. This device packs some surprising features that make it stand out from its predecessors: This is the first time that Xiaomi's is using an OLED display plus a dual-camera setup on a device, which is a surprising move given that these are headed to the affordable Redmi line instead of the flagship Mi line. The price? From 1,499 yuan which is about $225.

    The Redmi Pro comes in a gold, grey or silver brushed metallic unibody -- a nice feature for the price, a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display (with full NTSC), a fingerprint scanner and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front side. Flip it over and you'll find a curved glass back, plus a dual camera featuring a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 main sensor plus a 5-megapixel Samsung assistive sensor. Like many earlier dual-camera phones, here you can change the focus point on the image even after capturing; and there's a dual-tone LED flash, too. It also packs a 4,050mAh battery with fast charging via the USB Type-C port. The Redmi Pro has the same IR blaster as the Redmi 3S which lets you control your TV and home appliances.

    The Redmi Pro is powered by a MediaTek chipset. The base spec comes with t 10-core Helio X20 plus 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM (1,499 yuan/about $225), followed by the faster Helio X25, 64GB of storage plus 3GB of RAM (1,699 yuan/about $255), and finally a 128GB variant with 4GB of RAM (1,999 yuan/about $300). As with most Chinese and Indian smartphones these days, the Redmi Pro is a dual-SIM 4G+ device (VoLTE supported), though you can also use the second SIM slot to add a microSD card instead.

    The device is available in China from August 6 in gold, grey or silver with variable pricing based on specs, including different versions of its MediaTek Helio processor:

    3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model: 1499 CNY, or $225
    3GB RAM and 64GB ROM model: 1699 CNY, or $255
    4GB RAM and 128GB ROM model: 1999 CNY, or $300
    (There’s no word on international launch plans right now.)

    In addition, Xiaomi dropped a second surprise today when it announced its first laptop... a cheap rival to Apple’s Macbook/Macbook Air price at $540 [12.5" Screen] to $750 [13.3" Screen] with all the bells and whistles

    Xiaomi sold “over 70 million” smartphones last year. Not bad considering Smartphone growth is slowing worldwide,