Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 To Be Powered By MediaTek’s Helio P25 SoC

According to an earlier rumor today, Xiaomi is going to reveal the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 at the end of this month. Some previous leaks said that the device would come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and only a single rear camera, unlike the its predecessor, Redmi Pro which was the first Xiaomi phone to come equipped a dual camera setup. But a new leak in China today comes to contradict that. The new report states that the Redmi Pro 2 will stick with the unique selling point featured by the dual rear camera, being a real successor to the first Pro generation. The rumor suggests that the device may come with two 12 MP sensors at the back.

Moreover, powering the device will be the MediaTek’s Helio P25 chipset and not the Snapdragon 660. This SoC has an octa-core CPU consisting of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and another four cores that only go up to 1.6GHz. The chipset comes with the ARM Mali-T880MP4 GPU for taking graphic and supports for 4G LTE Cat.6.

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The Redmi Pro 2 will be covered with a full metal body, a 2.5D curved glass on top of the display, and come with two variants: one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the other sporting 6GB and 128GB. Other specs include the dual-SIM support, an USB Type port and especially a huge 4500mAh battery capacity. The standard version is apparently going to be priced at CNY 1,599 (around $231 or €217 at the current exchange rates), while the higher version will cost CNY 1,799 (around $260 or €244).

The new smartphone is expected to be officially launched at the end of this month, though a specific date has not been unveiled for the event yet.