After a series of leaks, Xiaomi has now taken the wraps off the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. The smartphones have launched only in China and there is no word on when the phones will arrive in other markets. The highlight of the both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is that it comes with 18:9 aspect ratio for an immersive media and gaming experience. The smartphones will be available in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold color variants.
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus price
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is available in two variants – 16GB storage variant with 2GB RAM is priced at RMB 799 (Rs 7,800 approximately), while the 32GB storage variant with 3GB RAM is priced at RMB 899 ( Rs 8,800 approximately). On the other hand, the Redmi 5 Plus is also available in two variants- 32GB and 64GB of storage variant paired with 3GB and 4GB OF RAM. The Redmi 5 Plus is priced at RMB 999 (Rs 9,700 approximately) and RMB 1,299 (Rs 12,700 approximately). The smartphones will go on sale in China on December 12.
If launched in India around the same price scheme, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will stand among the cheapest smartphones in the market to sport 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of design, both the smartphones come with a metal unibody with rounded corners. The fingerprint sensors are placed on the rear and home button and power button on the right-hand side.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications
In terms of specifications, the Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The Redmi 5 is armed with a 3,300mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to last up to 12 days of standby time.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specification
As the name suggests, the Redmi 5 Plus comes with a larger 5.99-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone houses a larger 4,000mAh battery compared to the Redmi 5 and promises up to 17 days of standby time.
Both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus sport a 12-megapixel sensor on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Beautify 3.0 for better selfies. On the software front, the smartphones run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.