Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on its third flash sale today. The new smartphones from the Chinese company will be available for purchase at 12PM from Flipkart and Mi.com. Interestingly, the sale today will also availability of the 6GB RAM variant of Redmi Note 5 Pro for the first time.
To recall, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro went on their first sale on February 22 and the company claimed to have sold over 3 lakh units of the devices within less than 3 minutes of the start of the sale. The second sale was held on February 28, but the company did not share details on how many units it sold during the sale. The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have huge demand among Indian smartphone buyers and it is apparent from the frustration shared by those unable to place order during these flash sale on social media platforms.
As with any Xiaomi sale, expect the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro to go out of stock within few minutes of the sale page going live. It is recommended to keep your e-commerce accounts logged in on either Flipkart and Mi store and save your credit or debit card details for quick selection of payment methods. It is also recommended that you keep CVV code for your card handy for fast checkout once you mange to add the devices to your cart.
Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro were announced in India on February 14 and are seen as a major improvement over last year’s Redmi Note 4. The smartphones bring modern design with thinner bezels and curved edges to the mid-range price segment. With the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is focusing on camera, where it has not had much success in the past.
In terms of specifications, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro share a 5.99-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The Redmi Note 5 is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC, the same chip also found under the hood of Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note 5 Pro gets a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset.
The Redmi Note 5 comes in two storage variants: 3GB RAM model with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM model with 64GB storage. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes standard with 64GB of storage but can be purchased with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 5 features a single rear camera setup with 12-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front camera.
However, if you are looking for a better camera setup then look no further than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Pro variant features dual rear camera setup with primary 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor for capturing shallow depth of field. It also gets a much better 20-megapixel selfie camera with dedicated flash and support for face unlock feature.
Both the phones run MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and pack a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. The base model of Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 13,999 while the 6GB RAM variant will retail for Rs 16,999. The phones will be available in black, gold, lake blue and rose gold colors.