Xiaomi’s most awaited smartphone as of today has to be the Redmi Note 5, but it looks like we will have to wait some more for the next Redmi Note to go official. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has rolled out invites for the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch in China. The upcoming Redmi 5 phones will have an 18:9 display panel and will be powered by Snapdragon 450 processor.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Features (Expected)
Thanks to several credible leaks, we have a good idea of what the new Redmi phones will bring to the table even prior to their official launch.
Xiaomi will be using the same semi-metal unibody design (with plastic caps on top and bottom) for the Redmi 5 phones as well. Interestingly, the Redmi 5 duo will have an 18:9 display that’s 5.7-inches in size. Even considering the minimal bezels around the display, Redmi 5 shouldn’t be a compact phone as its predecessors have been.
The Redmi 5 will be powered by Snapdragon 450 paired with 2GB, 3GB RAM, and 4GB RAM, with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage respectively. The capable mobile platform will run Android Nougat based MIUI 9 out of the box.
For photography, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus include a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Other features include a rear fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, hybrid dual SIM slots, 4G VoLTE support and 3200mAh battery.
The Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset and include a bigger 4000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will usher in quite a few interesting changes and will go official on December 7 in China. India launch should follow soon. The Redmi 5 price in India is expected to start at 8,999 INR.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Specifications (Rumoured)
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 5||Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus|
|Display||5.7-inch (18:9), 720 x 1440 pixel HD+ display||5.7-inch (18:9), 720 x 1440 pixel HD+ display|
|Processor||1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 octa-core||2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core|
|Internal Storage||16GB/32GB/64GB, expandable to 128GB||16GB/32GB/64GB, expandable to 128GB|
|Software||MIUI 9||MIUI 9|
|Battery||3200mAh Battery,||4000mAh Battery|
|Others||4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, and GPS||4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, and GPS|
|Price||yet to be announced||yet to be announced|