Xiaomi Redmi 5 First Look, What’s Good and What’s Not

In December, Xiaomi revealed their two upcoming devices, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China. But in India, the Redmi 5 Plus was launched in India alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro. A few days ago, Xiaomi started teasing a new device with the tagline “Compact Powerhouse” which was later released in India yesterday (Wednesday) at an online event, none other than the Redmi 5.

FEATURES & SPECS

The Redmi 5 is a successor to the last year’s Redmi 4X. The Redmi 5 features a 5.7 inches HD+ (1440 x 720) 18:9 IPS display. This is a substantial upgrade from the Redmi 4X’s display. Xiaomi is trying to get all the devices to the Bezel-less game of the smartphones. The Redmi 5 runs on the Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core chipset with Adreno 506 GPU.

Redmi 5

It comes in three variants – 16 GB of internal storage with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage with 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage with 4 GB of RAM. All these variants come with expandable storage up to 128 GB via microSD card. With all these, the Redmi 5 comes with Android 7.1.2 out of the box with a flavor of MIUI on top of it.

Coming to the camera section, we get a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The device is provided with a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. Talking about the battery, the Redmi 5 gets juiced up with a 3,300 mAh of non-removable battery. This a big downgrade when compared to its predecessor. Apart from that, the Redmi 5 will be available in Gold, Black, Rose Gold, and Luke Blue colors.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

The Redmi 5, as usual, will be available in weekly flash sales on Amazon and Mi.com along with Mi Home stores. Coming to the pricing, the 2 GB variant costs Rs. 7,999 while the 3 GB RAM variants cost Rs. 8,999 and the highest 4 GB RAM variant costs Rs. 10,999. Users will be provided with Rs. 2,200 instant cashback and 100 GB of free data from Reliance Jio. Another 5% of discount can be availed by using an SBI credit card. All the users will be credited with a 90% discount on Amazon Kindle subscription.

If you’re interested, then you can go ahead and get it for yourself via a flash sale in the upcoming weeks.

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Hola everyone! I’m Sajid and I’m a typical freelance Graphic Designer with a keen interest in technology and science stuff. I actually like to write about the recent happenings around the world of technology as a part of The Leaker.

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