Xiaomi is scheduled to launch its budget Redmi 5 smartphone, a compact powerhouse, in India on March 14. Similarly, the company has announced that the Redmi 5 will available exclusively on Amazon.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) March 8, 2018
The company started teasing the device on the day of the Mi TV 4A launch, where the device appeared at the end of the launch event. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to be priced at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM variant and Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant. However, we might also see a 4GB RAM model similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 4.
Coming to the specs, the Redmi 5 will be one of the most powerful and modern devices in the budget segment of India. Here’s the complete rundown of the internal specs:
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 px display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. However, the bezels are still very visible, especially in the Gold color variant.Under the hood, the Redmi 5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, a 1.8GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card.
In terms of camera department, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weigh 157 grams.
Amazon India has set up a new webpage that mentions the Redmi 5 will be exclusive to its platform. While the page lists the smartphone as ‘Coming Soon’, there is a Notify Me button that allows users to sign up to get updates for the handset.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) March 9, 2018