Xiaomi Redmi 5 And Redmi 5 Plus Could Launch In India Soon
In early-December, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China. Right after the launch, there were rumours that the Redmi 5 Plus will be launched in India as the Redmi Note 5. However, that won’t happen and the Redmi Note 5 appears to be closing in on its launch. It also appears that the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be launched in India soon.
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in Malaysia at a starting price of MYR 679 (Rs. 11000). This move means that Xiaomi wants to take these devices in the global market. Xiaomi in India has a strong foothold and would want to launch the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in India as well. However, the pricing will be key for both the devices.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 px display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Redmi 5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, a 1.8GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card. There is a fingerprint sensor placed at the back of the phone just below the camera.
Powering the device is a 3300 mAh battery which, Xioami claims has a standby time of up to 12 days. The battery is charged via a micro USB slot which means no fast charging. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack placed next to the charging port as well.
The Redmi 5 has a 12MP camera at the back with 1.25-micron pixel size. The camera records 1080P videos at 30fps. To the front of the device is a 5MP camera with Beautify 3.0, which is Xiaomi’s software for enhanced selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
The bigger sibling of the two is the Redmi 5 Plus. It has a 5.99-inch display with a 2160 x 1080px resolution which again, translated to an 18:9 aspect ratio. Similar to the Redmi 5, its display also has rounded corners.
Under the hood, the Redmi 5 Plus has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 2.0GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card. The fingerprint sensor sits at the back of the device which has become a Redmi signature irrespective of thin or thick bezels.
The Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a massive 4000 mAh battery which, according to Xiaomi, has a standby time of up to 17 days. The device has a micro USB port for charging and data syncing along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Just like the Redmi 5, the Redmi 5 Plus has a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera with beautify 3.0 software.