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.
Xiaomi is now rolling out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Redmi 5 based on MIUI 10 Global ROM and the update is finally in its stable form. Weighing in at 1.3GB, the latest update shifts the firmware version to MIUI 10.1.3.0.ODAMIFI and seeds the November 2018 batch of Android Security updates from Google.
The latest Global beta package of MIUI 10 on the Redmi 5 shifts the build number of the firmware to version 8.1.0 OPM1.171019.026. While the Android Security patch remains dated to November 2018, the changelog indicates that the latest update features support for Dual 4G VoLTE functionality.
Following the latest trend of 18:9 display, the device comes with a price tag of Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM, Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM top variant and 64GB internal storage for Rs 10,999.