After launching the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India, China-based Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi 5 smartphone in the Indian market. The phone was originally launched in China in December last year.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch full-screen HD display with screen resolution 1440 x 720 pixels. When launched in China, it became the first smartphone from Xiaomi to feature the trendy full-screen display.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz along with Adreno 506 GPU. It is available in three models — 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage.
All three models support microSD card for expanding the storage capacity. As of the camera, it comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, 1.25?m pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, and phase detection auto focus. On the front, it comes equipped with a 5-megapixel snapper.
Below the camera module, there’s a fingerprint sensor. The phone also comes with an IR blaster, allowing users to control home appliances. Other connectivity options on the device include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS.
The phone runs on the company’s own MIUI 9 operating system, which is based on Android Nougat. The device is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery, which should last the whole day on a single charge.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Key Specifications
- Display: 5.7-inch HD Full-Screen with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core, clocked at 1.8GHz
- Memory: 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
- Camera: 12MP rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- OS: MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat
- Battery: 3,300mAh non-removable
Pricing and Availability
The 2GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5 is priced at Rs. 7,999 while the 3GB RAM model and the 4GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be available in four colors — Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Lake Blue. It will go on sale in India from March 20th and will be available exclusively through Mi.com, Amazon India and Mi Home Stores across the nation.