Xiaomi Redmi 5 to launch as an Amazon exclusive in India

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : March 12, 2018 11:07 am

It is confirmed that the latest device will be exclusively available on Amazon.

Xiaomi is all set to launch a new smartphone for the Indian market. The brand has been teasing for the upcoming smartphone and now it is confirmed that the latest device will be exclusively available on Amazon.


Amazon India has set up a dedicated page for the upcoming launch of the smartphone. Though the brand has not revealed which smartphone it is going to launch, with the latest teaser, it is somewhat confirmed that it will launch Xiaomi Redmi 5 in India. Coming to the page on Amazon, it hints number ‘5’, which further strengthen the claim.



The listing also reveals that the smartphone will come with a compact and slimmer design. There would be a selfie flash for taking photos in the dark. Xiaomi previously revealed that the smartphone will be launched on March 14 in India.


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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