Xiaomi Sells Over 5 Million Units of Redmi Note 5 Series in India

Xiaomi continues to break records in the Indian smartphone market. The Chinese company which is also the country’s leading smartphone brand with 31% market share has now announced that the Redmi Note 5 series have crossed 5 million sales within four months of launch. The Redmi Note 5 series in India includes the standard Redmi Note 5 and the premium Redmi Note 5 Pro. Xiaomi, however, did not reveal which smartphone did better. “We believe it’s the fastest selling phone series in India to cross the 5 million mark in the given time across all platforms,” said Xiaomi in a press statement.


Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro back on February 14 in India. In the first sale itself, the company sold over 3 lakh units of both the smartphones. Earlier, Xiaomi sold both the handsets in flash sales, but later on, the Redmi Note 5 went on for open sale in the country. Xiaomi is still selling the Redmi Note 5 Pro in flash sale every week.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in India is available in a 3GB RAM/32GB storage option at Rs 9,999, whereas the 4GB RAM/64GB storage option is available for Rs 11,999. The Note 5 Pro’s base variant with 4GB RAM/64GB storage can be picked up for Rs 14,999, whereas the 6GB RAM variant is available for Rs 16,999. Initially, the Note 5 Pro’s base variant was priced at Rs 13,999, but the price has been revised to Rs 14,999 later on.

Last year, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was the bestselling phone in India as the company sold ten million units within one year and five million units in the first six months. This year, the sales of the Redmi Note 5 series has surpassed five million within four months itself.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is still the best camera smartphone under Rs 15,000, whereas the Redmi Note 5 is still one of the good looking and best battery smartphone under Rs 10,000. Both the smartphones can be picked up from Flipkart, Mi.com or at Mi Home stores in India.

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Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

I hope after launch of Xiaomi Mi A2, prices of Redmi Note 5 Pro will drop down by 2000-3000 at least.At 15000,people are feel being cheated. Nobody is really buying 6GB ram variant.I hope Xiaomi Mi 8SE and Xiaomi MiA2 will be boon for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. I hope sales go at least till RN4. Still there is demand for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 due to custom roms and not so good software support for Redmi Note 5 Pro.


Xiaomi is dominating because of the greed and arrogance of brands like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola etc. Only if these brands produced value for money smartphones (not cheap price or low quality) – price to performance (quality, specs, features) ratio, chinese companies like would not be dominating India.

Shame on Indian companies likes of Micromax, Lava etc. for being inept whimps and not being there even in top 5 even in their home country!!!

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

Most of the companies you have mentioned are soon gonna either shut off their Indian business or get totally obliterated; the only reason is that many Chinese companies are happy to increase their market share even without profit…
Due to this reason, they have killed most Indian companies and in the days coming, they might overshadow Sammy too…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune


Ssumg should start incorporate Snapdragon processors in their devices. Snadragon 625/630 would have been fine choice for Samsung J8 and Snapdragon 636 would have been fine choice for Samsung Galaxy A6+. There are no buyers for A series as well after serious price drops and of course due to Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 and Honor View 10.


BIG NO to that pathetic turd called SD625. It is 2 year old under performing SOC. Feels like midrange segment has stalled at the same specs since last 2-3 years.

Shame on you Nikhil to even recommend such old SOC.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa

Actually, it’s gonna be 3 years now. 625 was launched in 2015, and the only good one is the 636. 450 is an underclocked 625 which was launched last year, and phones with 425 are priced way more than a 625. Fail snapdragon marketing you know?

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

God knows people and their love for SD processors…
In the past few years, I have bought like dozen phones both SD and MTK ones;
And MTK processors seem to age better than those with SD mid-rangers…
So. I will any-day prefer P60 over SD 625, 630, 636…

Maratha | Pune

I have experienced horrible performance with low and mid-range MTK phones, especially with network.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune


With Helio P60 I am not able to see such things. With two Jio cards network is Rock solid and gives good battery life on both Oppo F7 and Oppo Realme1.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

It’s far better than laggy Exyonys 7870 in my honest opinion.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Next year you will get devices from smaller companies with Snapdragon 630/636/660. Only top tier companies will use Snapdragon 710. I hope Xiai brings Mi 8SE within 22000.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune


Kaushik IMA

TBH who is going to buy Samsung A8+ at 28990 if Vivo X21 UD/Nokia 7 Plus is available at 30K?

Samsung needs to do serious course correction to survive in India.

Galaxy A6+ is an experiment at giving flagship software experience in a poor grade hardware. But it will likely fail.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

It has mostly failed; these days smartphone sales through online channels can easily be tracked via no. of certified buyer reviews…
Also, the only people buying Sammy now are either fanboys or the previous generation without much knowledge about devices…
These resources won’t last for much duration, Sammy will have to up their game or they will surely witness a further damage to their game…

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