Xiaomi CEO Confirms Presence Of Helio X25 Inside Upcoming Redmi Pro


With all the confusion stemming from which SoC is going to be present inside Redmi Pro, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has cleared all the dust for you guys.

Redmi Pro Confirmed To Feature A Helio X25 To Deliver More Performance

Lei Jun’s official Weibo account reported that Helio X25 is going to be present inside the upcoming phablet. For the longest time, MediaTek Helio X25 was expected to be an exclusive SoC, but there are several reasons why other manufacturers would opt for it to power their devices. As for the rest of the hardware, a screen size of 5.5 inches has been listed, and we assume that the resolution is going to be retained at 1080p to allow for additional talk-time to the user. The biggest change is going to come from the internals and we honestly never expected a Helio X25 to be part of the hardware specifications.

Redmi Pro chipset (1)

For those that don’t know, MediaTek Helio X25 is a slightly more powerful variant of Helio X20. Both chipsets feature Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53 cores that are paired together in ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and will feature the following processing cores and clock speeds.

Helio X25 (MT6797T)

  • Two Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.5GHz
  • Four Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.0GHz
  • Four Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.55GHz
  • ARM Mali-T8800 running at 850MHz

The powerful SoC will deliver the much needed performance, but the presence of 10 cores with a higher clock speed will spell disaster for the battery life. However, it has been reported that Redmi Pro will feature a massive 4,100mAh battery underneath the hood.

Redmi Pro chipset (2)

While a Helio X25 is going to be present, more info also suggests that 4GB of RAM is going to be a part of the hardware. While this is most impressive, we suspect that a Snapdragon 652 could be present in the international variant of the device. This is probably not going to be the only dual-camera smartphone from Xiaomi, since there are rumors that both Mi Note 2 and Mi5s will come stacked with the same upgrade, but it could be the most affordable dual-camera smartphone that you guys could ever come across.

The release of Redmi Pro could allow the price of Redmi Pro 3 to further reduce. Even now, the affordable Snapdragon 650 powered smartphone costs less than $200 on Gear Best and is supplemented by 3GB of RAM and an astounding 4,000mAh battery, making it a great purchase for those that want a powerful Android smartphone that goes easy on their wallets.