Redmi Note 6 Pro FAQ

Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes 9 months after the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The device comes with an improved dual-camera setup at the rear which can even give more premium and expensive flagship smartphones a run for their money.

Xiaomi is also ensuring that this time around, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is available easily. It is holding the first sale of the device just a day after officially unveiling it.

If you are planning on buying a Redmi Note 6 Pro, check out our FAQ below which answers some of the most common questions surrounding the device.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi Note 6 Pro? 

A) The full specs of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.26 mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • Display: 6.26-inch 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved glass
  • Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
  • Rear camera:
    Primary: 12MP Dual Pixel Autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4um, Dual-LED flash, Full HD video recording
    Secondary: 5MP, 1.12um pixels, f/2.2 Used for capturing depth information for adding bokeh effects
  • Front camera: 20MP IMX376, 0.9um, f/2.0 aperture
    Secondary: 2MP, 1.75um, f/2.2 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Q) What are the differences between Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) The Redmi Note 6 Pro is all about its improved dual-camera setup at the rear. The new primary 12MP sensor features large 1.4um pixels and a wide f/1.9 aperture which makes it significantly better than the 12MP f/2.2 sensor found on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The difference would be most evident in low-light scenarios as the Redmi Note 6 Pro would be able to capture more light. The addition of a depth sensor at the front on the device and other improvements allow the Redmi Note 6 Pro to offer Lighting effects for Portrait mode photos as well.

Q) Is there any performance difference between the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro?

A) No. With both devices coming with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, they offer the same level of performance.

Q) Is the Redmi Note 6 Pro water-resistant?

A) No, but the handset is splash resistant.

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Redmi Note 6 Pro features a unibody aluminum build, the battery and back cover is not removable.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Redmi Note 6 Pro features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi Note 6 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro features an IR blaster. Coupled with Mi Remote, one can use the IR blaster on the device to control TV, ACs, and other electronic items.

Q) Do you get face unlock on Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) Yes.

Q) Can one record calls on Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 6 Pro feature FM radio?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro features FM radio.

Q) Is the display on the Redmi Note 6 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the 6.26-inch display on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 6?

A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 6 Pro located? Is it touch-based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) Yes, it can but only at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.

Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi Note 6 Pro without using a third-party app?

A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi Note 6 Pro without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 8.1 Oreo.

Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi Note 6 Pro run on? 

A) The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on MIUI 10 out of the box.

Q) Does the Redmi Note 6 Pro support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The Note 6 Pro also has dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the device at the same time.

Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro support Airtel’s VoLTE network. Xiaomi will also add support for Vodafone’s VoLTE network on the handset with a future software update.

Q) Is Quick charging 3.0 supported on the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) No and yes. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has support for Quick Charge 3.0 but it comes bundled with a regular 5v/2A charger. To fast charge the device, one will have to buy a Quick Charge 3.0 charger separately.

Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi Note 6 Pro out of the box?

A) Almost 23GB out of the box, while the 64GB has 53.22GB of free space

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi Note 6 Pro, but not all.

Q) What colors are the Redmi Note 6 Pro going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red colors. The Red color will go on sale at a later date.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free plastic case with the Redmi Note 6 Pro just like its other recent devices.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the Redmi Note 6 Pro go on sale and where?

A) The Redmi Note 6 Pro goes on sale in India from November 23rd. The handset will be available for purchase through Mi.com and Flipkart.

Q) How much do the different variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro cost?

A) The prices of the different variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are as follows:

Redmi Note 6 Pro Price:

  • 4GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 13,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 15,999

Q) Will Xiaomi continue to sell the Redmi Note 5 Pro alongside the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

A) Only for a few weeks. Once the stocks are exhausted, Xiaomi will only sell the Redmi Note 6 Pro in stores.


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