Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched "Redmi 5" in India with 18:9 display for Rs 7,999 for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The smartphone will be available to purchase from 20th March via Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Homes, it will also be available at offline retails as well.
After updating the Redmi Note line-up, Xiaomi is stepping up the game in the more affordable Redmi series. The new device is the most basic of the bunch, offering the same looks but slightly lower specs.
This is probably the only feature which lets down the Redmi 5 as compared to the Redmi 4. The 2GB RAM variant will be priced at Rs 7,999 while the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 8,999 and the 4GB RAM variant will be priced at Rs 10,999. You can also get an instant cashback of ₹2,200 via Reliance Jio.
Xiaomi's Compact PowerHouse has landed in India. On the front, we get a 5-megapixel shooter with a fixed-focus lens that supports 1080p video recording.
The metal-bodied Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 display. The Snapdragon 450 uses 64-bit 14nm FinFET technology which allows the Xiaomi to keep the thickness of the Redmi 5 limited at 7.7mm.More news: Jamie Carragher suspended from Sky Sports duties after spitting incident
The Redmi 5a Prime boasts of a 16MP front camera, with 2.0 aperture in front, as well as a flash light, while the primary camera for both phones on the rear, packs a 13-megapixel camera. For additional safety, Xiaomi is providing a free and ultra-slim case for the buyers of Redmi 5.
- The Redmi 5 supports dual-SIM, expandable storage of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot, 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity. However, the Redmi 5 comes in different colour options- Black, Gold, Lake Blue and Rose Gold.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is fueled by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery.
The smartphone bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and also includes various other sensors like the accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
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