Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 5.7-inch Full-Screen display, Snapdragon 450 SoC and MIUI 9 launched in India

Thanks to the display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has bezels that are smaller than the ones on its predecessor

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Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi had been teasing the launch of a new smartphone in India that was a “Compact Powerhouse”. While Xiaomi hadn’t revealed which smartphone it’s going to launch in the country, we were expecting the company to launch the Redmi 5 in India. And, as expected, Xiaomi has today launched the Redmi 5 in India.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 was first launched in China last year in December, and, it’s a successor to the Redmi 4 that Xiaomi launched in India last year in May. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a budget smartphone, and, it does come with some improvements over its predecessor.

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The biggest improvement you would notice from Redmi 4 to Redmi 5 is the design. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch display, however, unlike the Redmi 4 that has a display with 16:9 aspect ratio, the one on the Redmi 5 has a modern 18:9 aspect ratio. As a result, Xiaomi is able to cram in a relatively larger display without increasing the footprint of the device.

Also, thanks to this screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, the bezels on Xiaomi Redmi 5 are also smaller than its predecessor. Having said that, another upgrade you will see from Redmi 4 to Redmi 5 is processor. The Redmi 4 was powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC, whereas, the Redmi 5 is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC.

That said, while the Chinese variant of the Redmi 5 only comes with 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage options, the Indian variant also comes with a third variant with more RAM and storage – that is 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage.

Moving on, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 boots up to MIUI 9, and, in terms of optics, sports a 12 MP camera at the back and 5 MP camera on the front. However, while the Redmi 4 shipped with a 4100 mAh battery, the Redmi 5 packs in a smaller 3300 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 2/3/4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Operating System: MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Display: 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) Full-Screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio with 2.5D curved glass
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP with Smart Beauty 3.0 Mode, 1.25μm pixel size and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP with flash
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB (with 2 GB RAM), 32 GB (with 3 GB RAM), 64 GB (with 4 GB RAM)
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, IR Blaster
  • Colors: Gold, Black, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
  • Battery: 3300 mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in India and Availability

  • Price of 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage variant: ₹7999
  • Price of 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant: ₹8999
  • Price of 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant: ₹10,999
  • Availability: To go on sale every week starting March 20 across Mi.com, Amazon India and Mi Home stores. Will also be available through offline retail partners in the coming weeks

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Offers

  • Ultra-Slim Case included in the box
  • Reliance Jio users get ₹2200 cashback along with 100 GB additional data
  • 5% instant discount on purchases through SBI Credit Cards
  • 90% off on Kindle eBooks