So finally the most anticipated budget smartphone of recent days has arrived. Xiaomi yesterday launched its Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in New Delhi alongside Mi Smart TV. Both these smartphones will be available for purchase on Flipkart, Mi.com online store, Mi Store app and Mi Home retail stores. Since both these devices were awaited from a long time, now when they’ve been launched I won’t consume any more of your time and we’ll dive straight into the specs and features of these robust new devices. Let’s begin:
Redmi Note 5 Specs
The dual-SIM Redmi Note 5 smartphone is equipped with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 px resolution) display having 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera with front-facing LED flash and 4,000 mAh battery. The device is available in two configurations: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.
Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs
The bigger bro of Redmi Note 5, though similar to it in many aspects, comes with a few major differences. The chief among them is a 12mp + 5mp dual-lens primary camera aligned vertically in a fashion similar to iPhone X. Other major differences include Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC and RAM options of 4GB and 6GB.
Features of Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro
Both smartphones come with MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and include popular Xiaomi features like Beautify 3.0 and Portrait mode with Bokeh effects for both front and rear cameras. Both will also get company’s proprietary Face Unlocking feature in March through an OTA update, which will be a very nice addition to such awesome budget devices.
Other features of devices include 450 nits brightness, 84 percent NTSC color gamut, 2.5D curved glass, and Fast Charging.
Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro Price
The devices, which replace company’s highly successful Redmi Note 4 smartphone, have been priced accordingly. Since Redmi Note 4 will not be available anymore from now, the base (3GB RAM, 32GB storage) version of Redmi Note 5 has been priced at Rs. 9,999 INR. The other version of Redmi Note 5, which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, has been priced at Rs. 11,999.
Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, is a mid-range device. Its base version (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) costs Rs. 13,999 INR while other version (6GB RAM + 64GB storage) costs Rs. 16,999 INR.
Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro Release Date
Flipkart will hold the first flash sale of both devices on February 22 at 12 PM, and that’s also when they’ll become available from Mi store website and app. The device will also be available in Mi Home retail outlets and company’s official offline retail partners across the country.