Xiaomi unveils the Redmi 5 in India


Xiaomi has also packed in certain India specific features like the Dual pyrolytic sheet that protects the device from high temperature, the power adapter is created to withstand 480 volts, and the device can run dual accounts on WhatsApp. The smartphone doesn't go big on top-of-the-line specifications, but comes with unique design and stock Android operating system. Xiaomi is portraying the Redmi 5 as the successor of the Redmi 4 which made a mark in the mid-range segment in India.

- Not long ago, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 in India.

This is probably the only feature which lets down the Redmi 5 as compared to the Redmi 4. There are speculations that the phone might be launched by 3 pm on March 14. Alternatively, you can also watch the live stream on Xiaomi's official Mi.com website, where it is now running a countdown for the launch event.

It will be available at Xiaomi's offline retail partners at a later date. The Redmi 5 price in India starts at Rs. 7,999 and it will be available via Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. Read on for more details.

Xiaomi has been teasing the upcoming device for quite some time using the hashtag #CompactPowerhouse on its social media channels. This is the same smartphone Xiaomi launched back in December 2017 in China with powerful hardware for a budget device. This phone comes in premium metal body and has a thickness of 7.7mm.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been priced at Rs. 7,999 for the base variant of 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Redmi 5 is expected to be launched at a price of around Rs 8,000. We shall get to know the price very soon. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. Every Redmi 5 will ship with a clear case back cover in the box.

The smartphone is powered by an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU and a 4G LTE modem. For photography, this phone is mounted with 12MP rear camera with large 1.25um pixels, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, and 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED Selfie-light for brighter selfies. It also got a 5 megapixels front camera with front LED flash. The front-snapper also features the company's proprietary Beautify 3.0. It runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and comes in four colour options - Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue.