Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain may have invariably revealed that the company is planning to launch a new color variant of one of its most popular phones in India, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The phone was launched in February this year priced from Rs 9,999, and is available in four color variants at the moment: black, gold, rose gold and blue. The new color option has been teased in a tweet by Mr Jain.
In the tweet, Manu Kumar Jain is showing a variety of Xiaomi Redmi devices, including some of the older options such as the Xiaomi Redmi 1S. On the far left of the picture a red phone is visible, which appears to be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. This suggests that the company could be bringing the color variant soon, and the unit in the image is an early device sent to the India chief.
1st Redmi phone in India was #Redmi1S & I've used every single Redmi device. Still have all of them!
Can u identify them? Which is ur fav 1? pic.twitter.com/Jx2fTYFPoj
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 2, 2018
Xiaomi launched the Flame Red edition of the Redmi Note 5 in China a little over a month ago, and it could be bringing this color option to India as well, which is the company’s most important global market where it sits at the number two spot behind Samsung. Although that variant was launched on the device that in India is called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, it could also make its way to the Redmi Note 5, the more affordable of the two devices in the country.
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a dual-camera setup at the rear and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, while the Redmi Note 5 has a single-camera setup at the back and runs on the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. The two phones are very popular in India, sitting in the popular sub-Rs 15,000 price range.