Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Prices Revealed a Day Before the Official Launch

With Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones launch around the corner, the Chinese manufacturer is in overdrive to promote the smartphone. 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. However, a recent leak revealed the prices of the upcoming smartphones.


The Redmi 5 price will start at $199.99 (roughly Rs. 12,900) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage model, according to an AliExpress listing. Similarly, the Redmi 5 Plus is pegged at $249.99 (approximately Rs. 16,120) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option, the listing revealed. Both the phones will come in Black, Blue, Gold, and Pink colour options, it mentions, which is also confirmed by Xiaomi officially.

The highlight of both smartphones is the bezel-less display with tall 18:9 aspect ratio. So far, leaks have suggested that the Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1440 resolution. The Redmi 5 Plus will feature a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 resolution.

The smartphones may be available in three different storage options. These are 2GB RAM plus 16GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM plus 64GB internal storage. AliExpress listed only the 2GB and 3GB variants on its website. It is also said that the Redmi 5 Plus will arrive in just two variants- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB.

Apart from that, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be powered by the 1.8GHz processor, which might well be the Snapdragon 450 SoC. The Redmi 5 Plus, on the flip side, might come with Snapdragon 625 SoC on board.


Coming to optics, there is a 12MP sensor on the rear and 5MP front camera on both the smartphones. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will also come with the latest MIUI 9 out of the box, which is already confirmed by Xiaomi in the MIUI forums.

When it comes to battery, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to feature a smaller 3200mAh battery under the hood, which is significantly smaller than the 4100mAh unit seen on the Redmi 4 and Redmi 3s smartphones. The Redmi 5 Plus might get a beefy 4000mAh battery unit. It’ sad to see Xiaomi decreasing the battery capacities in its smartphones.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is scheduled for December 7 and the company is expected to bring the new devices to India soon after the launch. The Redmi 5 Plus may not hit the Indian shores, but the Redmi 5 will succeed the successful Redmi 4 smartphone in the Indian market.

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December 7, 2017 6:46 am 6:46 AM

5MP front camera is a clear let down. There won’t be any difference between the previous generation redmi phones and present redmi phones in camera department.
I believe there is some tie-up with Xioami and vivo/oppo why because if Xioami launch a good camera centric sd625+ smartphone under 15k it will create a huge impact on their sales.

December 6, 2017 10:02 pm 10:02 PM

Guessing xiaomi ???
U can’t…….

December 6, 2017 9:35 pm 9:35 PM

People started blaming about heating of phone (specially on social media) that may have made Xiaomi decide to decrease battery capacity.

Kirti Khurana
December 7, 2017 1:32 am 1:32 AM

here my P2 with 5100 mah battery never heats give 15 hours of SOT
reducing battery cap is just tactics to sell power banks as people are habitual of smartphones

December 7, 2017 1:06 am 1:06 AM

Very Funny logic… processor is battery efficient. Its not small battery means low heat….big battery means more heat.

December 6, 2017 11:22 pm 11:22 PM

Rn4 has 4100 mah.. its as cool as ice.. always… Even when gaming while plugged in.. and with SD625 50% battery is enuf to run a whole day of heavy use..