Xiaomi’s first affordable smartphones of 2018, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, went up for their first flash sale today on Flipkart. Expectedly, these went out of stock almost soon after they went up for grabs. If you weren’t able to buy the smartphones during today’s sale, then you can wait for the second flash sale which will take place next week on February 28, 2018.
Both the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro will be available for the second flash sale which will start at 12PM. As is the case with most flash sales, products are quick to sell. Given Xiaomi’s popularity in the Indian smartphone market, the process is even more accelerated. You can prepare well for the next sale by keeping a track of all the launch day offers, bank offers, and exchange discounts if applicable. It is to be noted that in addition to Flipkart, the smartphones will also be available on mi.com and eventually at Mi Home stores as well.
In addition to the Redmi Note 5 series, the Mi TV 4 also went up for its first flash sale today at 2PM. In less than an hour since going on sale, the smart LED TV is already out of stock. The next flash sale for the TV will take place on February 27. Xiaomi is offering free installation, 3-month subscription to select services, and the Mi IR Cable with the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch full HD+ 18:9 display running at a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. It is offered in two storage variants – 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage priced at Rs 9,999, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage, priced at Rs 11,999.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with Adreno 506 GPU. For optics, it includes a 12-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.2 and pixel size of 1.25um. It is paired with a dual-tone LED flash. Up front, you have a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery. On the software front, it runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is also available in two variants– 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, priced at Rs 13,999 and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, priced at Rs 16,999. The smartphone features the same 5.99-inch display as the Redmi Note 5 with 18:9 screen aspect ratio. It is the first smartphone in the world to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC.
The camera is one of the highlights of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It features a dual-camera setup at the back, which includes a combination of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Up front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with lamp flash. The smartphone is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI running atop.
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 specifications
The Mi TV 4 features a 55-inch LED screen. The USP of the smart TV is that it measures a mere 4.9mm in thickness. It comes with a frameless design that adds to the immersive viewing experience. Xiaomi has partnered with streaming services such as Hungama, voot, ALT Balaji, Zee5 and Sony LIV, among others, to offer over 500,000 hours of content. It is priced at Rs 39,999.