Monday, 19 March, 2018

Xiaomi Redmi 5 set to launch today

Redmi 5 to be available Xiaomi's Global MIUI 9 OS Expands To More Smartphones
Theresa Hayes | 14 March, 2018, 11:14

The Chinese smartphone maker has issued a statement saying, "In order to restrict reselling, we have made a decision to remove COD payment option for the upcoming sales of Redmi Note 5 Pro on and Flipkart (Only for initial few sales)".

Xiaomi appears to be dominating the day today as the company is not only expected to announce its new Redmi 5 in India, but is also hosting its next flash sale for the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones.

Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in December in China. The company has already revealed that the yet to be launched smartphone will be exclusively available on Amazon.

Along with this, buyers can purchase the device from Xiaomi's official website and Mi home store. The Smartphone comes in two variants, 32/64 GB Variant.

Xiaomi will live-stream the launch of the upcoming device March 14 at 3 pm IST, and if you're just as excited as we are about the new device, you can head over to Xiaomi India's YouTube channel or Facebook page to watch the live stream. As mentioned in our earlier post, the much-awaited phone will be launched at an event held by the company at 3 p.m. The Redmi 4 was introduced in three RAM and storage variants: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB for a price of Rs 6,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999 respectively.

In terms of specifications, the Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch display with a 1440 x 720 pixels resolution.

The device is backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC paired with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options, however the Indian market will most probably get the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variants. Again the onboard storage is expandable via microSD card. So, one can expect the 2GB + 16GB variant to be priced around Rs. 7000 and the 3GB + 32GB variant to be priced at around Rs. 8500. The other goodies on board the Redmi 5 are Android 7.1 Nougat topped with MIUI 9, 4G VoLTE, dual SIM support and a 3300mAh battery.

The handset comes with a 12MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. Many of their popular models like Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 3 are still stuck in older Android versions.