Xiaomi Announces Affordable Yet Feature-Packed Redmi 5 And 5 Plusby Ajinkya December 8, 2017
Xiaomi global spokesperson, Donovan Sung took to his twitter handle to reveal the first look of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus a couple of days ago. And now the company has officially announced it China.
Xiaomi enjoyed great success in India by delivering quality products at affordable price. For instance, the Redmi Note 4 has been the highest selling smartphone in India. The Redmi 4 has also moved in huge numbers. The Chinese company never fails to deliver bang for the buck, and the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are no exceptions.
The Redmi 5 starts at CNY 799 (Rs 8,000) for the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage model. For CNY 899 (Rs 9000), you get 3 GB variant with 32 GB internal storage. The 5 Plus’ base model with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage is priced at CNY 999 yuan (Rs 10,000). The 4 GB RAM model with 64 GB storage sells for CNY 1299 (Rs 13,000).
The Redmi 5 and 5 Plus sport aluminium body with rounded corners and thin bezels. It doesn’t get any physical buttons at the front. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back. The duo comes in blue, gold, rose gold, and black.
The Redmi 5 is the smaller of the two and sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. On the photography front, it comes with a 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. The front selfie shooter is a 5 MP module with a soft-light flash. The phone draws power from a 3,300 mAh battery which resides inside its 7.7 mm slim body.
The Redmi 5 Plus boasts of a bigger 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It gets a bump up in specifications as it runs on the octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC from the Redmi Note 4, which is known for its stability. For camera buffs, this phone offers a 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. For selfies, you get a 5 MP camera with soft-light flash. Bigger display calls for a bigger battery, and rightly so the Redmi 5 Plus packs in a 4,000 mAh unit.