Xiaomi, Chinese electronic major announced to launch Redmi 5 in India on March 14, 2018, which will be avaible via Amazon India
The company recently teased Redmi 5 as a compact powerhouse device on official social media channels. The launch of Redmi 5 is expected in March, while features and specifications of the device are unclear yet. Recently, company has released Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro on February, 2018, which gained lot of traction by Indian consumers. The device will be avaible exclusively through Amazon India, as the mention by the webpage of company. However, it is unclear whether Xiaomi will sell its new products on Mi.com website and Mi Home offline stores, along with an online partner Flipkart. The page lists the smartphone as ‘Coming Soon’, Notify Me button allows users to sign up to get updates for the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features dual SIM slot with Android Nougat and with MIUI 9 software. The handset comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. The Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and comes in 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM variants. It sports 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. In terms of optics, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The front camera also features the company’s proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. Furthermore, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery under the hood. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weighs 157 grams.
According to previous pries in India, Redmi 5 could be priced below the higher-specced Redmi Note 5 that had arrived in India at price of Rs. 9,999. Xiaomi teasers also mentions two major features of phone, which include a slim body and fast processor.