While one-third of an inch can make all the difference in smartphone usability, when a screen port steps down that kind of increment and the device takes an apparent decrease in power, you’d expect to pay less for that derivative as compared to the original product.
Instead, one Weibo user is suggesting that it won’t happen that way. He leaked out a sketchy sketch-art poster promoting the octa-core processor of the Redmi Pro Mini.
Such a phone is listed to have a 5.2-inch full HD OLED screen (0.3 inches smaller than the Redmi Pro‘s screen to be precise) with 2.5D glass atop it, a 4Ah battery (about the same as the Redmi Pro’s), one camera on the back (instead of two) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (versus the deca-core Helio X20 from MediaTek).
And yet, it might turn out that the Redmi Pro Mini will cost just as much as the Redmi Pro does.
The entry level variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage starts at ¥1,499 ($226). 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage will cost ¥1,699 ($256). 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage? ¥1,899 ($286).
These are just rumors after all, but don’t let a Mini variant fool you.