Last month Xiaomilaunched it's much awaited Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro series of smartphones. The move is, as per the Chinese smartphone company, aimed at fighting fraud and black market reselling of devices at a mark-up.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have had 2 flash sales so far, but not all color and storage variants were available straight off the bat. There are reports that people are buying multiple devices and piling them up to sell at a later date at higher prices aided with guaranteed availability given the high demand of the phone.
Considering it is a flash sale, chances are the limited number of units will be sold out quickly. The decision has been taken to curb unauthorised reselling of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the company's latest mid-end smartphone for which consumers' demand is off the charts.
Xioami has acknowledged this problem and is conducting an experiment by removing the CoD option on the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro sale on March 7.
Xiaomi's RedmiNote 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro have been received well by the Indian market. It comes equipped with a 12 MP rear camera and an aperture of f/2.2 along with a 5 MP front-facing camera with a front-facing LED flash. It seems any audio played through the speakers of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is alright, but things go south once a pair of headphones are connected as the volume falls to very low levels. The phone comes in multiple variants with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage with support for a microSD card. Available in two RAM variants, the base model has 4GB RAM and the other variant has 6GB RAM and cost Rs 13,999 and 16,999 respectively.
The dual SIM smartphone from Xiaomi runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 5 (Review) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) has a more powerful Snapdragon 636 SoC. For the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, LED flash and Beautify 4.0. The phones, which are a follow up to the extremely popular Redmi Note 4 from previous year, have struck a chord among Indian buyers who buy the phones for the sheer value for money that the phones offer.