Xiaomi’s first smartphones of 2018 in India, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, will go on sale today, a couple of hours before the Mi LED Smart TV 4 also goes up for grabs. All the three devices will be available via Flipkart, mi.com and offline Mi Homes. The two smartphones go on sale at 12PM whereas the Mi LED Smart TV 4, Xiaomi's first TV launch in India, will be available for purchase starting 2PM. Click here to buy.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and Mi LED Smart TV 4 launch offers and price:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was launched in two variants, one with 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage priced at Rs 9,999 and also in a 4GB RAM/64GB ROM model which will be available for purchase priced at Rs 11,999.
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 will be up for grabs priced at Rs 39,999. The company will also offer the Mi IR Cable for free with the device along with a free subscription to Hungama Play and Sony Liv for three months and free onsite installation of the TV.
There are also some launch offers with the smartphones. Buyers will get an ultra slim case free with both the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. Additionally, the Jio #GiveMe5 Offer is also applicable on both the smartphones and under the offer, a Jio Prime subscribers will receive an instant cashback of Rs 2,200 after activating the newly purchased smartphone by performing a recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299. The cashback will be credited in the user’s MyJio account in the form of 44 vouchers, each worth Rs 50. These vouchers can only be redeemed one at a time via the MyJio app, only when recharging with Rs 198 or Rs 299 prepaid plans.
Along with the cashback, Jio users will also avail a double data offer after activating the smartphones. For the next three subsequent recharges, on plans priced at Rs 198 and above, they will receive one double data voucher. A free three month subscription of Hungama Music will also be given to the first five lakh Mi and Redmi device users.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro specs:
The Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ screen with an 18:9 display aspect ratio and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. It features a single 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture lens and an LED flash and comes with a 5MP sensor on the front, which can record Full HD videos and supports a Beautify 3.0 feature for selfies along with an LED flash.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first smartphone in the country to be powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor. It features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080p resolution. On the rear, it sports a dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras with f/2.2 aperture lens and f/2.0 aperture lens respectively and is equipped with a 20MP front-facing camera with Selfie-light and Beautify 4.0 feature.
Both the smartphones sport a rear placed fingerprint scanner and run on MIUI 9 atop Android Nougat out-of-the-box. They are powered by a 4000mAh battery, which as we noted during the review, helps the smartphones run well over a day.
Mi LED Smart TV 4 specs:
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 is launched at a very competitive price and is capable of playing 4K HDR content as well. It sports an ultra-slim design and come with a 55-inch 4K HDR display. It runs on the company’s PatchWall OS, which is a fork of Android, but doesn’t come with the Google Play Store and runs on 2GB RAM with 8GB of internal storage.
The Mi TV boasts of Dolby+DTS Cinema audio quality and is equipped with an an Amlogic 64 bit Quad-core CPU with Mali T830 GPU. The device features a smarter set-top box experience and offers localised content in 15 Indic languages.
The ultra-thin TV measures just 4.9mm and comes with the option of being placed on two legs stands or it can be wall mounted. In terms of connectivity options it supports Bluetooth 4.0, dual band Wi Fi, 3 HDMI ports (1 ARC), 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port. You can read our first impressions of the Mi LED Smart TV 4 here.Click here to buy.