The Redmi Note 6 Pro has been made official without much fanfare and launched only in Thailand for now. It comes as an upgrade for one of Xiaomi’s most popular devices, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and brings along a slightly new design, bigger display, quad cameras, and more. So, let’s not waste any time, let’s take a look at the differences and similarities between these two Redmi Note ‘Pro’ devices:
Redmi Note 6 Pro: All the New Features
Xiaomi may find it easy to adopt a design pattern, which can trickle down to many of its devices over the year, but it knows when’s the best time to follow the trend and offer its users an upgrade. The Redmi Note 6 Pro does just that, so here’s a look at what’s new:
One of the key differences, that you’ll indeed notice right off the bat, is the inclusion of a display notch on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Chinese giant has sliced off some of your top bezels to now include a 6.26-inch display as compared to the 5.99-inch display on Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The IPS LCD panel, with a Full-HD resolution, still stays the same on both devices but the bump in screen-to-body ratio to 86% is quite significant. The notch on the Redmi Note 6 Pro includes the earpiece, sensors, and for the first time – dual selfie cameras, so let’s go ahead and talk about them.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi phone with a quad-camera setup. Yes, it has to be the first Xiaomi device with dual cameras both on the front, as well as the rear.
While Xiaomi has upgraded the dual-camera setup on the rear with the inclusion of a new 12MP primary lens, with a f/1.9 aperture as compared to the smaller f/2.2 aperture on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The secondary 5MP depth sensor still remains the same for both, but it will still lead to better low-light photos than the predecessor.
Turing our attention to the front, you will notice that the Redmi Note 5 Pro sported just a single 20MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture. Xiaomi has not just upgraded the 20MP sensor that now touts a bigger f/2.0 aperture but also included a secondary 2MP sensor on Redmi Note 6 Pro’s front to further improve bokeh selfies and AI portraits.
Redmi Note 6 Pro: Everything that Remains the Same from Note 5 Pro
Except for the display and cameras, not a whole lot has changed for Xiaomi’s Redmi Note lineup over the past six months. Just like its predecessor, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has been powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4000mAh battery, and an Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI skin running on the device. All of the connectivity options still remain quite similar as well.
Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs
Now that you’ve seen the key difference and similarities between Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro, take a quick look at the key specs of the two devices:
|Specs / Device||Redmi Note 5 Pro||Redmi Note 6 Pro|
|Display||5.99-inch Full-HD IPS LCD||6.26-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD|
|Processor||Snapdragon 636||Snapdragon 636|
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm) + 5MP (f/2.0)||12MP (f/2.2, 1.25µm) + 5MP (f/2.0)|
|Front Camera||20 MP (f/2.2)||20 MP (f/2.0) + 2 MP|
|Software||Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 10 (updated)||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, infrared, microUSB, 3.5mm jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, infrared, microUSB, 3.5mm jack|
|Colors||Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue||Black, Blue, Rose Gold|
Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Not a Lot Has Changed
The Redmi Note 6 Pro, as you can tell, comes as an iterative upgrade over the currently existing Redmi Note 5 Pro. It brings the trendy display notch to the device and updates your device’s camera game with the inclusion of four cameras on board instead of usual three. The internals and everything else remains the same, just like the Redmi 6 lineup which came earlier this year.
The device has currently landed only in Thailand, with no mention of an India launch from Xiaomi right now. However, we know that it’s a significant series for the Chinese giant and for its presence in the Indian market is certain over the coming months. What are your views on the Redmi Note 6 Pro? Let us know in the comments below.