Finally Xiaomi unveiled most awaited budget phones Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China. Specifications of these phones are almost similar to the leaks, which were received prior launch. Main highlighting feature of these phones is bezel less design with 18:9 ratio display in budget and mid range. Currently phone is launched for China only and it will go on sale from 12th December. We can expect the launch of Redmi 5 and 5 Plus in India in first quarter of 2018.
It sports 5.7 inch IPS LCD HD+ display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. It comes with protection of corning gorilla glass. Redmi 5 is powered by QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. It features Adreno 506 GPU for smooth graphic performance. It comes in 2 storage variant i.e. 2 GB RAM/16 GB internal storage, and 3 GB RAM/32 GB internal storage. This phone is backed by 3300 mAh battery.
Redmi 5 Plus sports 5.99 inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. This display also comes with corning gorilla glass protection. It is powered by QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. It also features Adreno 506 GPU for smooth graphics performance. Variants available in Redmi 5 Plus are 3 GB RAM/32 Internal storage and 4 GB RAM/64 GB internal storage. Redmi 5 plus is backed by 4000 mAh battery.
Both phones running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system along with MIUI 9 on top of it. Both phone features 12 MP F/2.2 aperture camera with PDAF and single LED flash. Other features of camera are Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama. For selfie, both phone comes with 5 MP front facing camera, which is capable of recording 1080p videos. While talking about sensors, both of these phones are coming with accelerometer, ambient light, gyro, proximity and compass. Fingerprint scanner is placed at back panel just below camera and LED in both phones.
Color variants announced for these phones are Black, Gold, Light Blue and Rose Gold. On connectivity front both phone offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Considering price both phones are coming with very good hardware. We will update once company makes an official announcement regarding India launch of these phones.
2 GB RAM/ 16 GB storage variant :: CNY 799 (Approx Rs. 7,800)
3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage variant :: CNY 899 (Approx Rs. 8,800)
3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage variant :: CNY 999 (Approx Rs. 9,700)
4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage variant :: CNY 1,299 (Approx Rs. 12,700)