Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Is It Really Worth Upgrading?

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Xiaomi India has recently announced that it will be launching the next model of its flagship Note Pro line on November 22, 2018. The much-awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale in India on the 23 November at 12 pm as a Flipkart Exclusive. It is important to note that Redmi Note 6 Pro is the first Xiaomi smartphone coming with an AI-powered quad camera setup.

Let’s talk about the price, features & specifications of the Redmi Note 6 Pro and its predecessors.

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro:

The Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro might not be having too many differences in their specifications. While both the devices run on Octa-core processors, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a bigger display of 6.26” as compared to the 5.99” screen of its predecessor. However, The battery used in both the smartphones is relatively the same. The Note 5 Pro does have an advantage over its successor in the area of RAM. While the Note 5 pro offers 4 GB RAM, the Note 6 Pro is only able to cough up 3 GB. With regards to chipsets, both the devices sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with a 64-bit framework. The Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a better screen to body ratio at 86% as compared to 77.43% of its predecessor.


Xiaomi has not yet revealed the price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India. However, the budget smartphone is expected to be priced between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000. The device has already been launched in Thailand back in September with its 4GB/64GB variant. It was priced at about THB 6,990, which amounts to about Rs 15,300.

Xiaomi Riding High On the Wave of Success

Xiaomi has been experiencing success like never before in recent times, especially in India. It wasn’t too long ago when the Chinese smartphone OEM was crowned as the largest smartphone vendor in the country! This fact itself is astounding in the sense that it just commanded a 4% market share back in 2016. But, as recent as Q3 2018, Xiaomi has had an impressive market share of 27% in India.

This popularity is on the basis of a number of smartphones which are cheap, offer great features and are durable as well. One of the models of the smartphone has been the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Gaining a lot of popularity upon launch, it was on their first flash sale that we got evidence of the fact. Lasting a total of 3 minutes, Xiaomi was able to sell almost 300,000 units of the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro! That is what gave the Note 5 series the boost to reach the 5 million sales mark in just 4 months.

However, the Redmi Note 5 series isn’t the only popular Note series that Xiaomi has had. Its predecessor – Redmi Note 4 – was the highest shipped smartphone in Q1, Q2 and Q3 2017. This represents how successful the Redmi Note series has been among Indian smartphone users.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: Is It Worth Upgrading?

As observed above, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro doesn’t offer too much of an upgrade to its predecessor. The only real features flashing out include the larger screen size and dual pixel autofocus cameras. On top of that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was really successful among the people. So, have they released the smartphone a bit too soon?


One of the valid reasons provided to this argument can be the fact that they don’t want to fall behind. Their category has been facing a lot of competition recently, with companies like Vivo and Honor fighting for the same segment space. If they weren’t to release a new variant in regular intervals, their smartphones, no matter the popularity, might get redundant in the face of competition.

On a whole, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro looks good but nothing extraordinary. Will the people receive it well, we’ll have to wait and see.


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