Xiaomi expanded its flagship Redmi budget smartphone series and also debuted in laptop segment by introducing the Mi Notebook Air.
Xiaomi officially unveiled Redmi Pro and Mi Notebook Air laptop amid recent leaks and rumors, at a special event in Beijing. With the launch of yet another Redmi device, the company expanded its flagship budget smartphone series. As expected, Xiaomi also debuted in laptop segment by introducing the Mi Notebook Air at the event.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro features 5.5 inches OLED capacitive touchscreen display 1920 x 1080px full HD resolution alongside 401 ppi pixel density. As far as the design is concerned, Redmi Pro is furnished with aluminum design along with CNC chamfered edges. The device has a fingerprint sensor at the front.
It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. It comes in two variants. The high-end variant features MediaTek MT6797T Helio X25 chipset (Deca-core 2.5 GHz) while MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 powers the other. It also flaunts Mali-T880 MP4 for efficient gaming performance.
The high-end variant with 4GB RAM offers massive 128GB internal storage. Rest other variants with 3GB RAM come in two storage options – 32GB and 64GB. However, the storage is expandable up to 256GB via microSD. The Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs a 4050 mAh Li-ion battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro has a dual camera setup. It has 13 MP primary camera at the back along with phase detection autofocus as well as dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The camera is capable of recording up to 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps. At the front, it has 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro comes in three color options — Silver, Gold, and Gray. Considering the prices, the 4GB RAM+128GB variant costs RMB 1999 (INR 20,116) while the 3GB RAM+64GB and 3GB RAM+32GB variants cost RMB 1699 (INR 17,097) and RMB 1499 (INR 15,088) respectively.
Xiaomi also launched the Mi Notebook Air Windows 10 laptop to fight the Apple MacBook Air. It features a 13.3-inch full-HD display and the Intel Core i5 processor alongside edge-to-edge glass protection as well as a full metal body design. The laptop has two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and Type-C USB port for charging on top of 3.5 mm headphone jack.
It also has 256GB PCIe SSD. The laptop is said to be carrying around up to 9.5 hours of battery life. The 13.3-inch variant costs RMB 4999, which is roughly around INR 50,300. The 12.5 inch Mi Notebook Air is powered by the Intel Core M3 processor along with 4GB RAM + 128GB SATA SSD. It costs RMB 4999, which is around INR 35,069.
The Mi Notebook Air will be up for sale on Xiaomi’s website by August 2.