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Over 5 million units of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro sold since launch

In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sold 10 million units in the year between its launch and the launch of the Redmi Note 5 series.

  • Published: June 28, 2018 3:06 PM IST
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Xiaomi has announced sales numbers for its popular mid-range smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. According to the company, the two smartphones that make up the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 series have sold five million units since launch in February this year. The mid-range series is therefore selling at over one million units per month, likely making it the best-selling smartphone series in India currently.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are officially available to buy online through mi.com, Amazon India (only the Redmi Note 5), and Flipkart (only the Redmi Note 5 Pro), as well as offline through Mi Home stores and Xiaomi authorized retailers across the country. The more affordable Redmi Note 5 is priced from Rs 9,999 onwards, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available at Rs 14,999 onwards.

The pricing of the two phones puts them in one of the most popular smartphone categories in the country, which is a prime reason for the range’s success. The smartphone series has sold faster than its predecessor, which took six months to achieve the five million mark. It’s worth noting that there are two devices in the series this time around, with two variants of each, along with a wider price spread as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is arguably one of the most powerful smartphones in the sub-Rs 20,000 price segment today. It features a modern design language with aluminum unibody casing, and thinner bezels surrounding the display. The smartphone sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, and taller 18:9 aspect ratio.

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB standard storage. It also gets dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel image sensors. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with dedicated LED flash. While it has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro also supports face unlock.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage models. In the photography department, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling.

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In the software department, the Redmi Note 5 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a layer of MIUI 9. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, dual-SIM card slots with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and GPS. The Redmi Note 5 can be considered a slight upgrade over last year’s Redmi Note 4, with a larger screen being the key change.

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  • Published Date: June 28, 2018 3:06 PM IST