Ahead of Global Release, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Gets a 4GB of RAM and 32GB Storage Variant

Xiaomi announced the Redmi 5 in China in December 2017. The Chinese phone maker initially offered the Redmi 5 in two variants, either with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Xiaomi quietly began shipping a third variation of the model, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, starting January 25. The Redmi 5 4GB version is already up for grabs from the company’s Chinese online store.


The new Redmi 5 variant starts at CNY 1,099, making it a bit pricier than the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM models’ CNY 799 and CNY 899 asking prices, respectively. The device comes in same colour options – black, gold, and light blue.

As for the rest of the specifications, nothing has changed much. The Redmi 5 features a new edge-to-edge design sporting a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440×720) LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 system-on-a-chip (SoC) featuring clusters of Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and an Adreno 506 GPU.

In terms of cameras, the Redmi 5 doesn’t fail to impress. There’s a 12MP rear camera with 1.25µm sensor, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. The front-facing camera has a 5MP sensor with LED flash that brightens up low-light selfies.

The Redmi 5 packs a 3,300mAh battery that Xiaomi claims can last up to two days on a single charge. The device runs on MIUI 9.1 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Connectivity options include 3.5mm earphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, a hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a micro USB port.

The 4GB Xiaomi Redmi 5, however, is currently available in Chinese market only. It is not known whether the device will become available to Indian customers, but we believe that Xiaomi will launch the phone in India next month. Already, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus were launched in Taiwan on January 25.

In related news, Xiaomi is planning to launch the Redmi Note 5 which is speculated to come with a similar design as Redmi 5 Plus offering a 5.99-inch FHD+ display. The smartphone will be powered by either of Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 3GB or 4GB RAM. A leak suggests the Redmi Note 5 will also become first Redmi phone with dual cameras, sporting 16MP+5MP rear sensors. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to be released as early as April 2018.

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5 Comments on "Ahead of Global Release, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Gets a 4GB of RAM and 32GB Storage Variant"


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Jaykant Shikre
January 29, 2018 4:43 pm 4:43 PM

3gb/64gb should also be available at same price.

Sandeep Bansal
January 29, 2018 1:58 pm 1:58 PM


Aniruddha Dhar|Santragachi|West Bengal
January 29, 2018 1:25 pm 1:25 PM

Off topic:

Redmi 5 has sd 450 chip which supports Qualcomm X9 LTE modem which supports LTE cat 7 300/150 mbps connection speeds. Does having only the capable hardware enable 4G+ or LTE advanced in phone or software matters here as xiaomi is famous for limiting hardware capabilities??? Informed answer needed as I would like to upgrade from my redmi 2 prime to this device.

Kiran Fernandes | Back in Goa
January 29, 2018 10:21 pm 10:21 PM

The reason why Xiaomi didn’t add carrier aggregation(CA which gives 300Mbps or more) to the phone is because of its so called cost cutting measure. You won’t get any phone under 9k with carrier aggregation. If you need it, then go for the Moto G5s plus.

Sandeep Bansal
January 30, 2018 12:39 am 12:39 AM

Was going to say the same!!!