Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Goes On Sale Today

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Goes On Sale Today

For those unaware, this is the same handset that the company launched in China past year in December in three storage variants - 2GB+16GB, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB+32GB. Those who are interested can sign up for the live stream of Redmi 5 on the Xiaomi website by logging into their accounts or using their Facebook account.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on sale at 12 pm on Wednesday, but there's a catch. There is one information out on the phone, The e-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be exclusively on its platform.

Xiaomi has been teasing the upcoming Redmi phone or the Redmi 5 for quite some time now. Launched in November previous year, the smartphone boasts of an "8-day battery life" and comes with a dedicated microSD card slot.

It is most widely speculated that the Redmi 5 will be placed somewhat between the Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 series.

As of now, there is no official word whether Xiaomi will bring both the models of the Redmi 5 to India or not, most likely it will.

The Redmi 5 has already been launched in China so we can assume that the phone will have a 5.7-inch screen HD+ resolution (1440 x 720) display with 282 PPI pixel density and an 18:9 screen ratio.

In terms of hardware specifications, Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC based on a 14nm FinFET technology and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB+32GB version, and Rs 11,999 for 4GB+64GB version. The company has launched two variants of the device in China, we can expect the same in India.

The Redmi 5A is a dual SIM smartphone that comes with MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box.

The phone houses a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter. In India, Redmi 5 is expected to slot in between the entry-level Redmi 5A and the Redmi Note 5. The device is expected to hit the India shores with nearly the same specifications.

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