Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 Expected To House a Snapdragon 660 Chipset

Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi have been one of the biggest names in the smartphone industry owing to their feature-rich smartphones offered at incredibly convenient prices. With a huge array of line-ups under different monikers, the Chinese firm are rolling out regular devices looking forward to a good market start to 2017. The latest reports surrounding the company refers to their next in line device, which is touted to be the Redmi 2 Pro by tech enthusiasts.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Chipset uses Samsung’s 14nnm LLP process technology and comes with 8 cores (a combination of A73 + A53) and a frequency range of 1.9GHz – 2.2GHz

Although there haven’t been many leaks pertaining to the device, this upcoming offering has been confirmed to be sporting the Snapdragon 660 chipset, one of the latest offerings from Qualcomm. This new chipset will most likely feature custom Kyro cores like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset along with an eight-core combination of four Cortex A73 CPUs clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex A53 CPUs clocked at 1.9GHz. The GPU on the Snapdragon 660 chipset would be an Adreno 512, and it will come with support for UFS 2.1 storage and have two LPDDR4 RAMs clocked at 1866MHz. The chipset manufacturers claim that mass production of this new fabrication process will begin in Q2 2017 making it available for other companies soon enough.

On the other front, the Redmi pro 2 is expected to feature a 5.7inch screen with very thin side bezels and full HS resolution in addition to textured back panels. The smartphone is pegged to house a mammoth 4,500 mAh battery and will be reportedly launched in two variants.  The base variant would be a combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage model, which will be priced at RMB 1,599 (approximately Rs 15,700). The more premium variant of the Redmi Pro 2 would come with 6GB of RAM plus 128GB of onboard storage that will cost RMB 1,799 (approximately Rs 17,700). Both the devices are also expected to feature a Sony IMX362 1/ 2.55” sensor with 1.4µm pixel.

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