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Mar 14, 2017 01:51 PM EDT

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2’s Price Comes Cheap, Runs Using High-Performance MediaTek Helio P25 Chip


The Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 delight the budget-conscious consumer. Despite the phone's affordable price, users won't be disappointed over its specs and features.

The smartphone will be powered by MediaTek's Helio P25 chip instead of the previously reported Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, a Chinese news outlet reported (via Xiaomi Today). If you want to get to the more technical side, the processor comes with an octa-core CPU that contains four Cortex-A53 cores with up to 2.5GHz.

There are four extra cores at a much lower 1.6GHz. Finally, the phone is equipped with the ARM Mali-T880MP4 GPU and support for Cat.6 LTE.

The MediaTek Helio P25 chip supports dual cameras and premium quality imaging for both photographs and videos, according to WCCF Tech. In addition, the chip's 16nm architecture conserves the phone's battery by up to 25 percent.

Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek's executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, said that the chip ensures "high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots and 4K2K videos." The chip aims to redefine "expectations for mobile photography" and enhances the visual experience of users.

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is equipped with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 sensor as its primary shooter. The company aims the phone's camera to be its major selling point.

The smartphone will have an all-metal build, with its 5.5-inch display protected by a 2.5D curved glass. An impressive 4,500 mAh battery will also delight users.

There will be two models: one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, and the other with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. The former would likely retail at $231 and the latter at $260, GSM Arena reported. Bear in mind, however, that these details haven't been confirmed yet and an official word from Xiaomi is yet to be had.

The handset is expected to compete directly against the HTC One X10, which could carry a $289 price tag. HTC's device also has a 5.5-inch display with the MediaTek Helio P10 processor powering it.

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2's predecessor also has a 5.5-inch display. It has three models: a 32 GB, 3 GB RAM variant with a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor; a 64 GB, 3 GB RAM version and a 128 GB model with 4 GB of RAM. The last two models are powered by the Helio X25 deca-core processor with Mali-T880 GPU.

The Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 is expected to be launched before this month ends. What do you think of the device? Would you buy it? Sound off in the comments section below.

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