The Xiaomi Redmi 5, which was launched on March 14, has so far only been on sale in India through the flash sale model. However from today, the base variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage will go on open sale through the company’s online retail partner for the phone, Amazon India. At the time of writing, the phone has been showing as ‘in stock’ on Amazon India, allowing buyers to directly purchase the device without having to go through the flash sale process.
Apart from the open sale, customers can also avail a five percent instant discount on purchases with SBI credit cards, Rs 2,200 instant cashback, and 100GB additional data with Jio, and 90 percent discount (up to Rs 400) on Kindle book purchases, when used alongside the purchase of the phone.
The 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at Rs 7,999, and is the most affordable variant of the phone. The device is available in four color options – blue, black, gold and rose gold. With the exception of the blue variant, the others are listed as in stock at the time of writing, with the blue variant stated to be available from April 7. Open sale will no doubt make it easier to purchase the device for prospective buyers, who have often complained that the flash sale model and lack of availability of stocks makes it hard to purchase Xiaomi smartphones. It is currently unclear as to when the remaining variants of the phone will go on open sale.
Today is also the last day of the Mi Fan Fest, which brings attractive pricing, discounts and offers on Xiaomi products. These deals are applicable on purchases on mi.com across a variety of products including smartphones, TVs and accessories, including the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 range, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and more.
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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications and Price
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at Rs 7,999 for the 2GB / 16GB variant, Rs 8,999 for the 3GB / 32GB variant, and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB / 64GB variant. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, and comes with MIUI 9 on Android Nougat out-of-the-box. You get a 5.7-inch HD+ resolution screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. The phone has a 3,300mAh battery and FM radio functionality, while charging is through a micro-USB port and 10W charger.