Xiaomi Redmi 5 full-screen budget smartphone to launch in India soon
Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a new smartphone in India.
Xiaomi will be launching a new smartphone in India on March 14. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi global vice president, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday, hinting at a phone that is "compact" and "powerhouse". The phone featured in the promo photo resembles Xiaomi Redmi 5, the company's first full-screen smartphone for the budget segment.
Just like Redmi 5, the cut out of the phone has a tall display with most likely an 18:9 aspect ratio. Redmi 5 launched in China in December last year. The smartphone was accompanied by a Plus variant with a taller display. Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus retail in China at a starting price of 799 Yuan or approximately ₹7,500.
Xiaomi sells multiple variants of the two phones in China. Xiaomi Redmi 5 is available in two variants - 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage - priced at 799 Yuan (approximately ₹7,500) and 899 Yuan (approximately ₹8,500) respectively.
The Plus model is also available in two variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage and 4GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage which are priced at 999 Yuan (approximately ₹9,500) and 1299 Yuan (approximately ₹12,700) respectively.
#CompactPowerhouse is launching on 14th March!— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 8, 2018
Slim, sleek and compact! Yet a true super power house!
Guess what this is? 🤔 RT if you are excited 😎 pic.twitter.com/kusimWUC2B
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch 18:9 screen with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. Redmi 5 Plus has a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 processor whereas Redmi 5 Plus runs Snapdragon 625 processor. Redmi 5 comes with a 3,200mAh battery while Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
Common features of the two phones include 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Both the phones include a fingerprint reader and run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based custom MIUI ROM.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Xiaomi in November last year launched a Redmi 5A smartphone in India. Available from a starting price of ₹4,999, Redmi 5A is one of the most affordable Xiaomi smartphones. The new Redmi 5 line-up is expected to accompany or succeed the 5A.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A is available in two variants — 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage and 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The two variants are priced at ₹4,999 and ₹6,999 respectively.
Redmi 5A has 5-inch HD display. Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 Global custom ROM, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), and 5-element lens. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. A 3,000mAh battery powers the smartphone.
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