Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, the two new mid-range smartphones from the Chinese company, will go on its second sale today. The smartphones will be available for purchase at 12PM from Flipkart and Mi.com.
The first sale of these two devices were held on February 22 and the the company claimed to have sold over 3 lakh units within less than 3 minutes of the sale page going live. This frustrated a lot of prospective buyers who then vented out their anger on social media platforms. The smartphones are expected to go out of stock within few minutes of the start of the sale today as well.
In case, you are planning to pick Xiaomi’s latest mid-range devices, it is advisable that you keep your account logged in on either of the e-commerce platform and save your credit or debit card details. It is also recommended to keep the CVV of your card handy to ensure easy checkout once add these devices to your cart.
Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are not just successors to the best-selling Redmi Note 4 but they bring redesign to the mid-range price segment. The smartphone features modern design with thinner bezels surrounding the display and Xiaomi has focused on improving the camera.
The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro feature a 5.99-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The Redmi Note 5 is powered by last year’s Snapdragon 625 SoC while the Redmi Note 5 Pro gets more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset. The Redmi Note 5 comes in two storage variants: 3GB RAM model with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes standard with 64GB storage but customers get an option to choose between either 4GB or 6GB RAM. The Redmi Note 5 features a single rear camera setup with 12-megapixel image sensor and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
If you are looking for a better camera then Redmi Note 5 Pro is what you must pick. The Redmi Note 5 Pro features dual rear cameras with primary 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor for capturing depth and adding bokeh effect to your pictures. It also gets a better 20-megapixel selfie camera with dedicated flash that also enables facial unlock mechanism.
The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro run MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and both the models pack a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 starts at Rs 9,999 while the Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999.