Xiaomi may soon launch the successor to the popular Redmi Pro, dubbed as Redmi Pro 2. The existence of same is confirmed officially by the company through teasers on Weibo.
The teasers hint at the use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, released in Oct. This is no surprise as the company previously confirmed that it would be the first to launch a handset with the all-new Snapdragon 675.
Not to forget that the new chipset supports 48MP Rear Camera. Hence, Redmi Pro 2 could be the same handset that Xiaomi president Lin Bin teased as Xiaomi’s upcoming 48MP camera phone. For starters, the Chinese giant Huawei just launched its Huawei Nova 4 with a 48MP sensor at the rear. Therefore, its mandatory for Xiaomi to pull up some competition against its rival.
Moreover, the rumours suggest Redmi Pro 2 to have an In-display camera, just like the Galaxy A8s and Nova 4.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
The Snapdragon 675 was announced in the 4G/5G summit held a month ago in China. It will succeed the Snapdragon 670 mobile platform that came in August this year.
To start with, the Snapdragon 675 is fabricated on the 11nm LPP process. This chipset features a newer architecture with 4th-gen octa-core Kryo 460 CPU. It comprises two high-power cores clocked at 2.0GHz and six low-power cores that run on 1.7GHz.
Moving further, the SoC supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. As mentioned above, it can bear a 48MP sensor, backed by Qualcomm Spectra 250L triple-camera ISP, an improved Qualcomm AI Engine, and Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP.
Other key aspects include Adreno 612GPU and the new X12 LTE modem, allowing for max download speeds of 600Mbps. The inbuilt Quick Charge 4+ can juice up the device as quick as 0 to 50% in a mere 15 minutes.
Redmi Pro 2 Launch Expectations
Going by the initial leaks and rumours, the Redmi Pro 2 seems to be an upcoming game-changer for Xiaomi. Given that the device is teased officially, the launch date could be sooner than expected. We speculate it to land somewhere in the first quarter of 2019. Just like the Redmi Pro, we highly doubt the Indian availability of the smartphone. Till then, stay tuned.