Today, Xiaomi has unveiled two new devices as speculated. One of which is the company's first ever dual-camera - the Xiaomi Redmi Pro that redefines the Redmi product lineup, also a new Mi Notebook Air as a lightweight notebook. It's currently priced at 1499 Yuan (around RM916) and without any further ado, below are the official specifications:
- Octa-core, Mali-T880 GPU, MediaTek Helio X25 processor
- 3GB / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage (expandable memory available)
- 5.5-inch full-HD OLED display
- Measures 151.5 x 76.2 x 8.15mm / weighs 174g
- Dual camera lens - 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor + 5MP Samsung sensor, 5MP front camera
- Features front fingerprint sensor, Type-C USB, Hybrid dual SIM slot
- Supports VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G+ connectivity
- MIUI 7
- 4050mAh battery
Coming in gold, grey and silver, the full metal Redmi Pro introduces a new higher-end category to the Redmi series. Aforementioned earlier, it's also the first Xiaomi smartphone with dual rear cameras but in an interesting twist, the main camera uses a 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor, and is supported by a secondary rear camera with a 5MP Samsung sensor. Both camera sensors can shoot simultaneously and work together in real time to calculate the distance of objects in the scene, then apply hardware-level depth of field processing to create a beautiful blurred background, or bokeh, effect commonly found in photos taken on a DSLR.
Another first for the company is using an OLED display, its ratio is 60,000:1, and can display 100% of the NTSC colour gamut, resulting in extremely vibrant colours. The processor is also more efficient at allocating processing power and optimising battery performance. improved graphics performance that is 180% more powerful than the previous generation, with a corresponding 40% drop in power consumption.
Redmi Pro will be available in China first on Mi.com and at Mi Home stores starting 6 August, with three variants of the device - 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM version will sell for 1499 Yuan (around RM916), 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM for 1699 Yuan (around RM1038) and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM for 1999 Yuan (around RM1222).