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Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India with Snapdragon 450 processor & 3300 mAh battery



Xiaomi Redmi 5

A month ago, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro launched in India. Today, Xiaomi Redmi 5 had officially launched in India with a big 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 450 processor, and much more. The starting price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 is Rs 7,999 and it will be available in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold color variants.

Xiaomi Redmi 5

Xiaomi is trying its best to become one of the best budget smartphones making company. Popular brands like Samsung and Apple are focusing more on high-end devices. On the other hand, Huawei and its sub-brand Honor is almost leading in the mid-range smartphones market.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

  • Display: 5.7-inch
  • OS: Android Nougat
  • Processor: Snapdragon 450 SoC
  • RAM: 2GB or 3GB or 4GB
  • ROM: 16GB or 32GB or 64GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G VoLTE
  • IR blaster

The new Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage. You can use a microSD card to expand the inbuilt storage.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 12MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, and LED flash. It has a 5MP front camera with an LED flash. This is really a good thing that budget phones are also offering LED flash on both rear and front cameras.

The Redmi 5 has a 3300 mAh battery which can provide a standby time of up to 12 hours. The device has a fingerprint sensor at the back. It runs on Android Nougat based on MIUI 9. It’s quite disappointing to see Android Nougat instead of the latest Android Oreo operating system on Redmi 5.

The handset supports 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, etc.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price and Availability

Redmi 5 Price

The new Redmi 5 will be available exclusively on Amazon and Mi Store from 20th March.

  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM – Rs 7,999
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM – Rs 8,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM – Rs 10,999

The Redmi 5 model with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is priced at Rs 7999, the variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage will cost Rs 8,999, and the model with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 10,999.

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