Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs, Pricing and Launch day Offers

Xiaomi, at last, unveiled it’s highly awaited Redmi Note 5 along with a new variant which is the Redmi Note 5 Pro, a fresh new premium offering in the Redmi series. The Redmi Note 5 now have 4 total options on offering catering various price brackets starting from ₹9,999/- INR ($158 US) going all the way up to ₹ 16,999/- INR. Now let’s take an in-depth look at what Xiaomi has delivered new to the table with today’s launches.

Redmi Note 5

Starting with Redmi Note 5 the standard variant follows the legacy of its predecessor, by keeping the prices pocket-friendly and offering the highest value for money ratio for its users. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core chip which is now a two-year-old processor, which has proven to provide the best efficiency in the mobile industry. Paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage options for the base variant, and a 4GB RAM & 64GB as the top variant for the Redmi Note 5, with Hybrid Sim-Slot.

Camera and New Display specs

Redmi note 5 Camera

Coming towards the front, you get the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio display, which measures 5.9-inches and carry’s a Full-HD+ resolution, with an impressive 450-nits of brightness as well as 84% NTSC color gamut accuracy. It has curved at the edges as expected from an edge-to-edge design with 2.5D curved glass(Display protection not mentioned yet). The front now houses an LED flash for the 5-megapixel selfie snapper accompanied with Beautification 3.0 software baked in.

On the rear, we get the typical Xiaomi design which is quite similar to the Redmi Note 4, with a single 12-megapixel shooter sporting a f/2.2 aperture with a small pixel size of 1.25 micron. Along with that, the Redmi Note 5 now, fortunately, houses EIS for video recording, and you can record up to 4K UHD videos, but EIS isn’t available for 4K recording yet.

Same Battery as last year

Redmi Note 5

 

Keeping the lights on is a massive 4000mAh battery along with fast charging support out of the box, which will last for one full day of usage as we saw on the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi is still sticking with micro-USB, and we still don’t get USB-Type C port.

Sadly, the Redmi Note 5 still runs on Android Nougat 7.0 on MIUI 9. Hopefully, an Android Oreo update is planned soon.

Pricing of the Redmi Note 5 on Flipkart and Offline stores

  • Starts at ₹9,999/- ($158) for the 3GB/32GB base variant
  • Retails up to ₹11,999/- ($188 US)for the 4GB/64GB variant.

The device will be an online exclusive for a short duration, until it hit the stores and is also exclusively available on Flipkart from February 22, and also the device will be available on Mi Home and Mi.com. Xiaomi in partnership with Reliance Jio is offering a cashback of ₹ Rs. 2,200 along with 100% extra data when you buy both the standard and for the Pro variant.

Specs

SpecificationsXiaomi Redmi Note 5
Display

5.9 inches full HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio
Display Type IPS LCD Display
Display Properties

Resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density441PPI
Display Protection

N/A
Processor(Snapdragon variant)Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0Ghz
CPU
Architecture ( Snapdragon variant)

Cortex A53 architecture ( Snapdragon 625)
GPU (Snapdragon)Adreno 506
RAM3GB/4GB
Storage32GB /64GB
Expandable StorageExpandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
SD card slot Hybrid Sim/SD card slot
DimensionsN/A
WeightN/A
Fingerprint SensorRear mounted
Sensors

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Infrared, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope
USBMicro-USB
Connectivity4G dual sim, LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Infrared, GLONASS
Primary Camera

12MP F/2.2 CMOS rear camera
Primary Camera FeaturesFull HD video recording, Geo- tagging, Enhanced HDR, . Dual Tone Flash, UHD video recording, with EIS
Secondary Camera 5 MP F/2.2 front camera
Secondary Camera FeaturesLive filters, Beauty mode, full HD,
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingQuick Charge 4.0 ( Charger not included)
Charging TimeN/A
Battery LifeN/A
Screen-on TimeN/A
Android VersionNougat 7.1
MIUIMIUI 9
MIUI FeaturesMI Remote, Theme support, MI Apps,
Android O ( MIUI 10)Eligible for Android O update
Other FeaturesFingerprint reader gestures, MI Apps, USB Type C, Quick Charge 4.0
Colors

Silver, Black, Gold,
Price in India (INR)Rs.9,999 / Rs.11,999 INR
Price (USD)

$158/$188
Launch Date Announced
Availability Feb 22nd online on Flipkart

Redmi Note 5 Pro

SpecificationsXiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Display

5.9 inches full HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio
Display Type IPS LCD Display
Display Properties

Resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density441PPI
Display Protection

N/A
Processor(Snapdragon variant)Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core 1.8GHz
CPU
Architecture ( Snapdragon variant)

Kyro 260 Cores
GPU (Snapdragon)Adreno 509
RAM4GB /6GB
Storage64GB
Expandable StorageExpandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
SD card slot Hybrid Sim/SD card slot
DimensionsN/A
WeightN/A
Fingerprint SensorRear mounted
Sensors

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Infrared, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope
USBMicro-USB
Connectivity4G dual sim, LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Infrared, GLONASS
Primary Camera

Dual cameras 12MP F/2.2 and 5MP f/2.0 CMOS rear camera
Primary Camera FeaturesFull HD video recording, Geo- tagging, Enhanced HDR, Dual Tone Flash, EIS
Secondary Camera20 MP F/2.2 front camera
Secondary Camera FeaturesLive filters, Beauty mode, full HD,
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingQuick Charge 4.0 ( Charger not included)
Charging TimeN/A
Battery LifeN/A
Screen-on TimeN/A
Android VersionNougat 7.1
MIUIMIUI 9
MIUI FeaturesMI Remote, Theme support, MI Apps,
Android O ( MIUI 10)Eligible for Android O update
Other FeaturesFingerprint reader gestures, MI Apps, USB Type C, Quick Charge 4.0
Colors

Lake Blue, Black, Gold,
Price in India (INR)Rs.13,999 / Rs.16,999 INR
Price (USD)

$220/$265
Launch Date Announced
Availability Feb 22nd online on Flipkart

With an iPhone, style design comes the Star of the show, the Redmi Note 5 PRO, which is a new variant introduced by Xiaomi for the first time in Redmi Line-up in India. Xiaomi with the pro series follows a new design language which is quite similar to the iPhone X at least on the rear.

Specs of the Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro All Colors

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a powerful Snapdragon 636 chip, which is it’s first Global debut; the processor is paired with the Adreno 509 GPU, based on Qualcomm’s Custom Kyro 260 cores, clocked at 1.8GHz. The SD 636 has 40% higher performance when compared to an SD 630. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the most powerful Redmi, as the device scores an impressive 107,899 on Antutu benchmark. So upper-mid range Android phones need to start worrying about this now.

Not only Xiaomi introduced a premium Pro variant, but now you also get a new 6GB LPDDR4X RAM variant which is the top-shelf offering from the Chinese OEM. Along with the 4GB RAM variant also lives and both of them comes with 64GB of internal storage, which features fast eMMC 5.1 storage. The display on the front is similar to its younger sibling from specs to it’s taller 18:9 ratio.

Face Unlocking will be enabled via a Future OTA 

Camera specs and features

Redmi Note 5 Pro camera

 

In the camera department, as bearing the Pro moniker, the device sports Dual-Camera’s with the placement similar to that of the iPhone X. The primary 12 MP Sony IMX 486 premiere sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, at a pixel size of 1.25 micron while the secondary rear camera sensor is a Samsung made 5 MP measuring at f/2.0 aperture with an even smaller pixel size of 1.12 micron, with built-in EIS. With the joint strike of both sensors working together, Xiaomi promises authentic Bokeh shots, that’s the device will excel in Portrait shots, similar to its Android One cousin.

The front camera is where Xiaomi truly provided a significant upgrade over, now a large 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor(with LED Flash) taking care of your selfies, and cherry on top is the front facing LED Flash; beating Oppo and Vivo at their own game.

However, the Redmi Note 5 Pro weirdly lacks the ability the shoot in 4K UHD, this may be due to the slim profile of the device which could easily dissipate the heating from the Snapdragon 636, to the surface, making it quite hot to hold, sure this just a guess and we should wait for the final reviews to further, comment upon this case.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Battery capacity of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is similar to its younger sibling, that is 4000mAh, with quick charge support.

Pricing of the Redmi Note 5 Pro on Flipkart and Offline stores

  • Redmi Note 5 starts at  ₹13,999 INR ($220 US) base variant (4GB/64GB)
  • Goes up to  ₹16,999 INR ($265 US) for the 6GB/64GB top of the line option.
Akshay Mhatre

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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