Redmi 5 India Launch Date Expected as February 14 as Xiaomi Sends Media Invites
Xiaomi has sent out media invites for the launch of the company’s first product in India for 2018. With a big ‘5’ logo on the invite, it is almost certain that Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone, Redmi 5, is expected to be unveiled in India on February 14. We can expect the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variants to be sold in India.
As we mentioned, Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi 5 in India on February 14. The phone was launched in China in December Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants, with the 2GB RAM variant priced at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,100) and the 3GB RAM variant priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,100). Last month, a third 4GB RAM variant was also launched at a price of CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,200). The Redmi 5 Plus 3GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200) in China, and the 4GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,200).
Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus specifications
The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are dual-SIM (Nano) smartphones that run MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat. The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, while the Redmi 5 Plus sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) – both with an 18:9 aspect ratio display. The Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB and 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage.
In terms of camera specifications, both phones bear the same 12-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera with soft-light selfie flash. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Sensors on the phones include ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and accelerometer. There is a 3300mAh battery under the hood of the Redmi 5, and a 4000mAh battery in the Redmi 5 Plus.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus