Later this week, Xiaomi will be announcing two new Redmi smartphones in China – Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Ahead of their official unveiling, the first press renders of the two upcoming smartphones have been leaked on the web. As revealed by the images published by TENAA, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus both feature a metal unibody design with a bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display on the front. The Redmi 5 can be seen in three colors in the renders – Black, Rose Gold, and Blue. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, is seen in Black, Blue, and Gold color options.
Xiaomi Redmi 5: Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the budget smartphone will be an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. In terms of memory, the handset will be available in multiple configurations – 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Moving on to imaging, the Redmi 5 will come with a 12-megapixel snapper at the rear and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. Keeping the lights on will be a 3200mAh capacity battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Specifications
The Redmi 5 Plus will come with a bigger 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD+ resolution display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it will be powered by an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz, paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the 3GB RAM version will include 32GB of built-in storage, while the 4GB RAM version will ship with 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone will be identical to the smaller Redmi 5 in the camera department. In terms of battery life, however, the Redmi 5 Plus will certainly have the edge with its bigger 4000mAh capacity battery. Both smartphones will be running on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9 out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi 5: India Price and Availability
Usually, Xiaomi launches its budget smartphones in India a few weeks after they are announced in China. So there is a good chance that the Redmi 5 could arrive in India by the end of this month or early next month. Thanks to the new bezel-less design and a few other upgrades under the hood, you can expect the Redmi 5 to be priced slightly on the higher side compared to the Redmi 4.