Xiaomi Redmi 5 is launched in India today in 3 RAM variants with a starting price of Rs.7,999. #CompactPowehouse smartphone was constantly teased by the company from last week and with no wonders it happens to be Redmi 5. Launch event was an online streaming event headed by Manu Kumar Jain, MD Xiaomi India. Launch event streaming was live on company’ official facebook page starting from 3PM, March 14. It will compete with the likes of Galaxy J7 Max and Moto G5s Plus.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 which is an amazon exclusive smartphone, launched back in China in December, 2017, finally arrives to India. It features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution and taller than normal 18:9 aspect ratio, which offers 282 pixel-per-inch pixel density. Handset runs Android Nougat based MIUI 9.1 on the top and supports Dual SIMs through hybrid slot.
Redmi 5 comes in 3 variants out of which first variant packs 2GB RAM coupled with 16GB internal storage, second variant offers 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal memory while the third one features 4GB RAM along with 64GB onboard storage. It is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz CPU speed.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 sports 12 mega-pixel rear camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25 μm pixel size lens. Rear camera comes with supported features like PDAF, HDR, Panorama, face detection and have LED flash. Back side camera is accompanied by a 5 mega-pixel selfie shooter. Fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear panel just below the snapper. Redmi 5 have 3300mAH battery with 5V/2A fast charging support. In terms of dimensions, it measures 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm and weighs 157 gram.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in India starts from Rs.7,999 for 2GB/16GB variant and goes up to Rs.8,999 for 3GB/32GB variant and Rs.10,999 for 4GB/64GB variant. Handset if compared in terms of price of Xiaomi smartphones in India, then it will the league of Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite.
The first flash sale for Xiaomi Redmi 5 is scheduled for March 20 and sale will be organised at Amazon India, Mi.com and Mi stores. A ultra-slim free case will be provided free as the launch offer to provide added protection to the smartphone. It will be available in four shades of Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold.
It is to be noted that souped variant, Redmi 5 Plus has already made its way to Indian market with a different moniker, Redmi Note 5 whose base price starts from Rs.9,999 in India.