Xiaomi has today launched Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China. 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 Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at 999 Yuan (approximately Rs 9,745) for 3GB with 32GB of internal storage variant while 4GB variant with 32GB of internal storage is priced at 1299 Yuan (approximately Rs 12,675).
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes in Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold colour variants and will be available for sale in China starting 12th December. Both are the first Redmi series phone from the company to arrive with full screen design.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
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.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus smartphone features a bigger 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB internal storage which is expandable to 128GB via micro sd card slot. It also has a fingerprint scanner on its back just like Xiaomi Redmi 5.
On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash,1.25μm pixel size. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 and it will be backed up by 4000 mAh battery. Its connectivity features will be same as Xiaomi Redmi 5.