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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro LIVE UPDATES: Black Friday sale on November 23, special price of Rs 12,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Price in India, Specifications, Features Launch LIVE Updates: Here are all details about the Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone and its India launch event.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Price, Specifications Launch LIVE Updates: Redmi Note 6 Pro will feature a dual front configuration, a first for Xiaomi phones.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Launch Price in India, Specs, Features LIVE Updates: Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India at an event being held in New Delhi from 12pm. The phone, which will be the company’s first device with four cameras, has already been launched in Thailand and Dubai. Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced as a mid-range smartphone, and starts at Rs 13,999 in India.

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The phone has two variants: 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage. While the base variant is worth Rs 13,999, the 6GB RAM option is priced at Rs 15,999. As part of the Black Friday sale, that begins tomorrow, these phones will be available at special prices of Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively. They will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com, through which shoppers can avail a Rs 500 discount if they use HDFC Bank Debit and Credit cards, including EMI purchases.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Price in India, Specifications, Features Launch LIVE Updates:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Differences from Redmi Note 5 Pro

The latest model under the Redmi Note series will not only hope to target mid-range buyers, but also offer more than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Even during the launch event, the Chinese smartphone maker did indicate that they had received a positive response to Redmi Note 5 Pro across sale periods. You can find out why this Redmi Note phone is a step above its predecessor from here.  

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Mid-range competitors include Honor 8X, Nokia 5.1 Plus

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has been launched as another mid-range alternative, as phones in the segment have increasingly been getting AI-based features as well as camera enhancements, Face Unlock and notched displays. Within the Rs 15,000 price bracket, Redmi Note 6 Pro can be expected to compete with Honor 8X, launched recently, as well as Nokia 5.1 Plus. You can read a quick assessment of their features and simple specifications here.   

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Recap of camera features with Redmi Note 6 Pro

Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 13MP+5MP rear camera combination, that is vertically stacked. The upgraded features within this setup are enhanced low light photography, AI Scene detection and AI Portrait 2.0. Meanwhile, the 20MP+2MP dual front configuration comes with AI Portrait Selfie and AI scene detection. Here are the exact specifications.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Recap of changes from Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Redmi Note series factors around similar designs, with changes related to artificial intelligence. Both phones offer Corning Gorilla Glass protection, run the Snapdragon 636 processor, are backed by a 4000mAh battery and come with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). Here's a quick guide to the upgrades on Redmi Note 6 Pro 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch:Phone priced from Rs 13,999; 6GB RAM option available at Rs 15,999

Those interested in Xiaomi's Redmi Note 6 Pro should note that the device will be available for special prices during its first sale, that begins tomorrow.  While the 4GB option is priced at Rs 13,999, its 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 15,999. Redmi Note 6 Pro can be purchased in Black, Blue Pink and Red colour variants.

As a part of Black Friday sales, the phone can be purchased at Rs 12,999 (4GB RAM ) and Rs 14,999 (6GB RAM) respectively. Shoppers will receive Rs 500 discount if they use HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards to buy Redmi Note 6 Pro.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch:Redmi Note 6 Pro protective desing aspects

Xiaomi states that Redmi Note 6 Pro has a P2i coating that ensures splash and water resistance for the phone. Besides this, it has showcased a adapter specially designed for the phone, that it claims can cope with surges of up to 380V. In addition, Xiaomi has also claimed adding of rust protection to the headphone jack and the microUSB port.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Phone features 6.26-inch display, runs Snapdragon 636 processor

Xiaomi now explains the Redmi Note 6 Pro’s display specifications. The phone comes with a 6.26-inch FHD display and a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. The company explains that its notch houses the two front cameras, notification light, receiver earpiece and other sensors.  The display notch can be turned off as well. It has Corning Gorilla Glass on top, though the company has not specified which one it is using.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Front camera specifications revealed

Xiaomi now talking about the front camera on Redmi Note 6 Pro. There’s a 20MP 2MP front camera configuration, a first for the Chinese smartphone maker. This should also carry the new AI Portrait 2.0 mode, as well as AI Beauty. The 20MP front camera has Super Pixel technology to improve low light photos. The company explains that Super Pixel makes use of Pixel Binning technique, which can combine 4 pixels into one, and form sharper images having pixel size of 1.8 microns. Further, this is backed by AI Scene detection, that can estimate as many as 12 location profiles.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch:AI-based features on rear cameras explained

Redmi Note 6 Pro also features artificial intelligence enhancements such as AI scene detection, and AI portrait mode. The company has said that the updated portrait mode has been named AI Portrait 2.0. The updated portrait mode has studio lighting, adjustable bokeh, as well as a new feature called Light Trails.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Redmi Note 6 Pro unveiled, is the company's first quad-camera phone

Xiaomi has stated that the Redmi Note 5 Pro was the best selling dual-camera smartphone in India claiming that it had received over 8 lakh ratings on Flipkart, with an average score of 4.5. With this, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has been unveiled, with an improved dual camera configuration on both sides. With respect to the rear camera, Xiaomi has confirmed that the phone features a 12MP Sony IMX 486 sensor as well as a 5MP depth sensor.

The primary camera now features an f/1.9 aperture, as well as a 1.4 microns pixel size. This will also feature a dual pixel autofocus, which it claims is 30 times faster than PDAF

    

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Event under way; Xiaomi claims 100 million smartphone shipments in 2018

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro launch event goes underway, as the company starts by talking about its sales targets and offline commitment. Claiming that it has been ranked as India's top smartphone maker for the fifth straight quarter, with a market share of 27.3 per cent. It also claims that it has crossed its goal for 2018, by shipping more than 100 million Xiaomi phones globally. In addition, the recent opening of 500 Mi stores in 14 states has earned Xiaomi a Guinness World Record. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: Expected prices

Redmi Note 6 Pro is expected to be a mid-range smartphone, like the Redmi Note 5 series. The phone's predecessor, Redmi Note 5 Pro, was launched at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, and at Rs 16,999 for its 6GB RAM variant. While the prices for this phone could be expected in the same range, the weak Indian rupee has forced them to increase the price of some phones. This could keep the Redmi Noye 6 Pro launch price closer to Rs 20,000  

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch: First Xiaomi phone featuring four cameras

Until the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi had launched all its flagship phones with a dual-rear camera configuration and a single front camera. This phone, though, features two cameras at the front as well. From updates of the phone's launch outside India, it is known that Xiaomi will offer 20MP+20MP front cameras on this phone, besides the 13MP+5MP dual rear setup. The front cameras will support AI Face Unlock, and AI Beauty will feature on both sets of cameras.

Redmi Note 6 Pro features a 6.26-inch HD+ display, and comes with a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone runs the Snapdragon 636 processor and is based on MIUI 10 with Android 8.1 Oreo. Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 4000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support.

The phone has 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and expandable memory of up to 256GB. It features a fingerprint scanner at the back, as well as Face Unlock.

Xiaomi phone will be the first to have a dual-rear as well as a dual-front configuration. Redmi Note 6 Pro offers the 12MP+5MP vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, as well as 20MP+20MP dual front cameras that are part of the phone's notch. The 12MP camera now has f/1.9 aperture, and the camera now comes with Dual Pixel focus technology, compared to PDAF.