The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro in India) has received a new 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option in China. With this new variant, Xiaomi will be selling a total of four variants in its homeland. The Redmi Note 5 is already available in 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB in China and now, the new variant has joined the list. The price of the new variant has been set as 1699 Yuan (approx. Rs 17,100). Xiaomi will start selling the new variant in China on July 27. Also, there’s no info on whether or when the company is planning to launch this variant in India. Maybe we may never see this new variant in the sub-continent because of the price.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications and Features
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 in China in March 2018. Notably, it’s the same Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone launched by Xiaomi in India in February 2018. There are some noticeable differences between the Redmi Note 5 in China and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India such as the different camera setup on the back and 13MP front-facing camera on the front.
The Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage. The Note 5 Pro in India is available with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The smartphone in China also features dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary depth sensor. The primary sensor features a larger 1.4-micron pixel sensor as compared to the 1.25-micron pixel sensor on the Indian Note 5 Pro. The setup was paired with a larger f/1.9 aperture which will result in better low-light performance, compared to the f/2.2 aperture on the Indian Note 5 Pro. Also, on the front of the Chinese Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has added a 13MP shooter, unlike the 20MP shooter present on the Indian variant.
Other specifications such as the 4000mAh battery, connectivity options of Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS & Micro USB port remain the same between the two models. The Redmi Note 5 in China is available in a few more colours of- Black, Blue, Flame Red, Gold, and Rose Gold.
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