Xiaomi Redmi 5 & 5 Plus launching today


Following the same lines, the Redmi 4 series is bound to get an update too as Xiaomi gears up for the launch of Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.

As teased by the company for quite some time, Xiaomi today has officially launched the brand new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones. Aggressively priced at Rs 9,999 for 2GB RAM + 32GB storage, Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB storage, and Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM+64GB storage, the device sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). Interestingly the Rs 4,999 price tag for the 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage variant will be only valid for the first five million devices.

Image of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus were revealed days ahead of its 7 December launch.

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The ongoing trend of the 18:9 aspect ratio screens seems to have hit Xiaomi too and it is all set to debut the screen in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.

As per the pictures, both the phones come with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core SoC (possibly a Snapdragon 450 or Snapdragon 625 chipset). Additionally, the company also promoted the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5, with a few video teasers. The device will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top and will be backed up by 4000 mAh battery. So far, leaks have suggested that the Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1440 resolution. Xiaomi has remained mum on the specs and pricing so far, barring some key confirmations such as the 18:9 display, MIUI 9, and a massive battery. The dual sim smartphone houses a 3,000 mAh battery. It comes with a 13MP rear camera: f/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and PDAF for fast focusing and a 5MP front camera: f/2.0 aperture, Smart, and pro beautify features.