The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have been teased by Xiaomi multiple times in the lead-up to the launch. Where Xiaomi has today launched Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones at an event Beijing at 11:30 am IST. The Redmi 5 comes in two storage variants- 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal storage variant is priced at 799 Yuan (Rs 7,795 approx) and for 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage version, one has to pay 899 Yuan (Rs 8,770 approx). The Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at 999 Yuan (Rs 9,745 approx) for 3GB with 32GB of internal storage variant while 4GB variant with 64GB of internal storage is priced at 1299 Yuan (Rs 12,675 approx).
Xiaomi Redmi 5
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display along with support for 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor, along with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The smartphone also has an option to expand the memory up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it and is backed up by a 3200mAh battery.
On the camera, Redmi 5 smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash for selfies and video chats. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner which will be placed on its back panel. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Infrared, FM and a micro USB port. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. The handset measures 151.8 × 72.8 × 7.7 mm and weighs 157 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus smartphone features a bigger 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.Which is powered by 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB internal storage which is expandable to 128GB via micro sd card slot. It also has a fingerprint scanner on its back just like Xiaomi Redmi 5.
On the camera, the smartphone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 and it will be backed up by 4000 mAh battery. Its connectivity features will be same as Xiaomi Redmi 5.
Both the smartphones come in Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold color options and will go sale in China starting 12th December.
Details specifications Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 5||Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus|
|Display||5.7inch IPS LCD 1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 ratio||5.99inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2160 pixels,18:9 ratio|
|Processor||1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450||2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Graphics||Adreno 506 GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|Camera||rear camera- 12MP
1.2-micron pixel size f/2.2 aperture, Video- 1080p @30fpsFront camera- 5MP, Beauty Mode 3.0.
|Rear camera- 12MP
1.2-micron pixel size f/2.2 aperture, Video- 1080p@30fpsFront camera- 5MP, Beauty Mode 3.0.
|ROM||16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB)||32GB/64GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI9||Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI9|
|Battery||3300 mAh battery||4000 mAh battery|
|Network Support||4G VoLTE||4G VoLTE|
|WI-FI||Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n|
|WI-FI Features||Mobile Hotspot||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS||A-GPS, GLONASS|
|sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Color||Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold||Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold|
|Dimensions||151.8 × 72.8 × 7.7 mm||158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm|