The Xiaomi Redmi Pro was announced last week, and today a new rumor out of China says it will soon get a smaller sibling in the company’s portfolio. This will allegedly be called Redmi Pro Mini.
The Mini version of the Redmi Pro is said to employ a 5.2-inch OLED touchscreen, down from 5.5″ on the ‘normal’ Pro. The smaller phone won’t keep the bigger one’s dual camera arrangement on the back – it will just have one camera and a dual-tone LED flash.
It’s going to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset, which comes with a 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. Three different versions will be made available. The one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will be priced at CNY 1,499 ($225, €201), while opting for 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will require you to shell out CNY 1,699 ($255, €228). The top of the line model has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and should retail in China for CNY 1,899 ($285, €255).
Regardless of which variation you go with, you’ll receive a handset with 2.5D curved glass on the front, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button underneath the display, 18W charging (9V 2A), and a 4,000 mAh battery.
You should probably view this with a healthy dose of skepticism, as it’s nothing but an unconfirmed rumor for now. Still, if the Redmi Pro Mini is actually in the pipeline, then expect to hear a lot more about it in the coming weeks.