Xiaomi Showcases “Full-Screen Display” Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Smartphones in New Promo Videos

The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi finally confirmed the launch of two devices – Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus on December 7 and gave the first official look at the device via promo videos. Xiaomi released a series of promotional videos to show the real Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones with their Full-Screen design. One of the devices is seen in black colour while the other is white. The videos, however, failed to show the key features of the smartphones.

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Recently, Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones received certification from TENAA in China. Here are the expected features and specifications as per the leaks.

Xiaomi Redmi 5

The Redmi 5 is budget smartphone featuring a 5.7-inch display with 720 x 1440 pixel resolution. Under the hood, the device is said to be powered by Snapdragon 450 chipset. The Redmi 5 will arrive with RAM options of 2GB, 3GB and 4GB that will respectively come with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options. There is also said to be a microSD card slot for expansion. The Redmi 5 will house 3,200 mAh battery and sport a slim profile of 7.7mm. It’ sad to see Xiaomi reducing the battery capacity in 2017 smartphones.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi’s Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, is expected to sport a larger 5.5-inch display with FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) screen resolution. It will also come with a more powerful processor, packing a Snapdragon 625 SoC. Coming to RAM and onboard storage, there are two options: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB memory. Once again there is expandable storage via microSD. The Redmi 5 Plus also comes with a heavy-duty 4000mAh battery.

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Image Source: Weibo

On the camera front, both Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have a similar setup. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that will be equipped with an LED flash and a rear-mounted 12-megapixel camera.

Coming to the pricing, the Redmi 5 is starting from 699 Yuan (approx. Rs. 6,800) while the Redmi 5 Plus is likely to cost 999 Yuan (approx. Rs. 9,700) onwards. Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s Indian made version Redmi 5A is going on sale starting December 7. Both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be up for sale in China starting December 12.

The Indian launch of the smartphones might happen in early 2018. Xiaomi is yet to launch the Redmi Note 5 smartphone, which is expected to happen in January 2018, while the launch of Redmi 5 will happen after a couple of months.

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9 Comments on "Xiaomi Showcases “Full-Screen Display” Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Smartphones in New Promo Videos"

 

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Kaushik
December 5, 2017 3:08 am 3:08 AM

Redmi 5 plus.. great specs. My next buy for sure. Sd 625, Full HD @9700?

Pranavach
December 4, 2017 6:14 pm 6:14 PM

SD450 is lower version of SD625. So even with 3000 it’s still equal to 4000 mah with older Redmi 4. Battery will great with that chip

Spunk
December 4, 2017 5:07 pm 5:07 PM

Snapdragon 625 powerful than Snapdragon 450?

Sahil
December 4, 2017 7:43 pm 7:43 PM

Not any notifiable difference between both.

Kirti Khurana
December 4, 2017 6:30 pm 6:30 PM

2.0 GHz vs 1.8 GHz rest everything is same

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