Xiaomi might unveil Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus on February 14 in India

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 5 Feb 2018
Xiaomi might unveil Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus on February 14 in India
  • The Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus smartphones have already been launched in China and are expected to be launched as the Rebranded Note 5 in India.

Xiaomi has sent out a media invite for its first product launch of 2018 in India, dated for February 14. The invite shows the number 5, which hints at a ‘5’ series smartphone, however, rumours suggest that the company might reveal the Redmi 5 and is bigger variant, the Redmi 5 Plus and not the expected Redmi Note 5 at the event. 

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Xiaomi had launched its most successful smartphone, in terms of sales, the Redmi Note 4 in January last year. It was expected that the company will upgrade the smartphone around this time in 2018, however, as per a previous report, the company will be rebranding its Note series and unveil the Redmi Note 5 as the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus. 

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 was launched in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants priced at CNY 799 (Rs 7,800 approx) and CNY 899 (Rs 8,800 approx) respectively and the company recently launched a 4GB RAM model priced at CNY 1,099 (Rs 11,200 approx). The Redmi 5 Plus is priced at CNY 999 (Rs 9,700 approx) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB ROM model, whereas its 4GB RAM/ 64GB ROM model’s costs CNY 1,299 (Rs 12,700 approx) in China. It is expected that the devices could be priced the same, if not lower, in India. 

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Coming to the specifications, both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus feature an 18:9 display with HD+ resolution of 720x1440p and are dual SIM smartphones. The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 450 Platform whereas the Redmi 5 Plus runs on a Snapdragon 625 SoC and comes with a 5.99-inch display. 

In terms of camera, both the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus sport a 12MP main camera and feature a 5MP front facing camera with a selfie flash. The devices claim of improving portrait mode images with the pre-loaded Beautify 3.0 app and the internal storage can also be expanded on both the smartphones via a microSD card. The Redmi 5 equips a 3300mAh battery, while the Redmi 5 Plus is backed by a 4000mAh battery. Both the smartphones run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. 

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