Xiaomi has sent out media invites for the launch of the company’s first product in India for 2018 on February 14. The invite has a large ‘5’ written, hinting at the launch of the Redmi 5. Redmi 5 is the successor of the company’s popular Redmi 4 phone. We can expect the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variants to be sold in India. It’s not clear whether both the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus would be launched at the event or not.
Xiaomi expected to launch the Redmi 5 in India on February 14. Two Months ago, the phone was launched in China in December. Xiaomi was launched Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants, with the 2GB RAM variant priced at CNY 799 (appox. ₹8,100) and the 3GB RAM variant priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,100). Last month, a third 4GB RAM variant was also launched at a price of CNY 1,099 (appox. ₹11,200). The Redmi 5 Plus 3GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 999 (appox. ₹10,200) in China, and the 4GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 1,299 (appox. ₹13,200). Availability and pricing details for India are currently unknown.
The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are dual-SIM smartphones that run MIUI 9 (Android Nougat). The Redmi 5 comes in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold and, sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, while the Redmi 5 Plus sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) both with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM and 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage. The Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB and 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage.
Both Phones have 12 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and, have 5 Megapixel front facing camera for the selfie with flash. Thera is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
In terms of Connectivity, Both Phones have 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Hybrid SIM-Slot, and Micro-USB. Sensors on the phones include ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and accelerometer. Redmi 5 has a 3300mAh battery and, Redmi 5 Plus has a 4000 mAh battery.