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Xiaomi confirms a ‘Compact Powerhouse’ smartphone is coming on March 14

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : March 09, 2018 12:08 pm

The company has started teasing about the upcoming smartphone on Twitter.
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Xiaomi, during the launch event of Mi TV 4A, teased that it will be launching a new smartphone on March 14. Now, the company has started teasing about the upcoming smartphone on Twitter.

 

Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP and MD Xiaomi India, on Thursday posted a teaser on Twitter, which reveals that the brand will launch a compact smartphone that will be a powerhouse. The tweet reads, “#CompactPowerhouse is launching on 14th March! Slim, sleek and compact! Yet a true super power house! Guess what this is?” Judging by the tweet of Manu Jain, one could expect the next smartphone could be Xiaomi Redmi 5. The smartphone features a compact and sleek design and it comes loaded with some pretty interesting hardware, which means that the phone could be launched on March 14.

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To recall, the brand introduced the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China in December last year. The Redmi 5 comes in two storage variants- 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal storage variant is priced at 799 Yuan, which is approximately Rs 7,795 and for 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage version one has to pay 899 Yuan (approximately Rs 8,770).

 

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch display that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels along with support for 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor, along with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The smartphone also has an option to expand the memory up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it and is backed up by a 3200mAh battery.

 

On the camera front, Redmi 5 smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash for selfies and video chats. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner which will be placed on its back panel. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a micro USB port. The handset measures 151.8 × 72.8 × 7.7 mm and weighs 157 grams.


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