Xiaomi Teases Compact Powerhouse Smartphone Launch on March 14: Could Be Redmi 5

Xiaomi Teases Compact Powerhouse Smartphone Launch on March 14: Could Be Redmi 5

Xiaomi Teases Compact Powerhouse Smartphone Launch on March 14: Could Be Redmi 5

by March 9, 2018

Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP and MD of Xiaomi India posted a teaser image on Twitter captioned as “#CompactPowerHouse is launching on 14th March! Slim, sleek and compact! Yet a true super power house! Guess what this is?” Although the name of the device is not disclosed, it is expected to be the much talked about Redmi 5.

Earlier the Chinese tech giant had teased about the upcoming smartphone during the launch of its Mi TV 4A series of (32-inch and 43-inch).

W.r.t. the pricing- As Redmi 5 is successor of Redmi 4, it will be a budget smartphone priced at around Rs. 7999 just lower than price of Redmi Note 5 at Rs. 9,999.

Design/specs of Redmi 5:

The device sports a metal unibody design with rounded corners and has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 1440×720 pixel resolution and aspect ratio of 18:9 which hint at thin bezels similar to Redmi Note 5. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset and runs MIUI 9n which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. There’s a 12MP snapper at the back along with fingerprint sensor and a 5MP selfie-snapper at the front. The battery capacity of the device is 3,300mAh.

In China, the phone comes in two variants- 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage and 4GB RAM + 32GB Storage. However, the company may launch different variants in India. The phone comes with four colour options– Gold, Rose Gold, Light Blue, and Black. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm and weighs about 157 grams.

Stay tuned for exact details of Redmi 5 in India which will be confirmed only after the launch on March 14.