Xiaomi Redmi 5 Launching in India Tomorrow: What to Expect from this Smartphone


Xiaomi is already riding high on the success of its recently launched smartphones, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro alongside two new smart TVs, Mi TV 4 and the Mi TV 4A. The company is now all set to bring another smartphone to the Indian market, which is expected to create the same success for Xiaomi in India.

The company is now all set to bring another smartphone to the Indian market, which is expected to recreate the same success for Xiaomi in India. The latest smartphone from Xiaomi is none other than the Redmi 5, which is a successor to the Redmi 4 that was a massive hit in India in the under 10K price segment. Being the successor, the Redmi 5 brings enhancements in display, performance, and design.

Xiaomi Redmi 5: Launch Date in India

The Redmi 5 is launching in India tomorrow at 3 PM. Xiaomi has collaborated with Amazon.in for the phone’s online sales, which means that the Redmi 5 will be exclusively up for sale on Amazon India. Amazon recently released the teaser image of the Redmi 5 carrying a hashtag #CompactPowerhouse and the same hashtag has also been shared by Xiaomi on its official Twitter handle.

Xiaomi Redmi 5: Specifications and Features

The Redmi 5 has already been launched in China in December, last year. The phone features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD HD+ screen with 720×1440 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top to provide scratch resistance. Regarding design, the Redmi 5 boasts metal rear panel and glass front panel with plastic framing on the sides.

It comes powered by an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU and a 4G LTE modem. The phone should come in two variants bearing 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage. Both the variants support microSD card for expanding the storage up to 128GB.

For optics, the Redmi 5 packs a 12MP rear camera with phase-detection autofocus, ƒ/2.2 aperture, LED flash, HDR, and support for Full HD 1080p video recording. On the front, the phone bears a 5MP selfie snapper with a fixed-focus lens, soft-light flash, and support for 1080p video recording. Concerning connectivity, the Redmi 5 supports Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, IR port, microUSB 2.0 port, and 3.5mm audio jack. A 3300mAh battery backs the device equipped with 5V/2A charging.

The Redmi 5 runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 OS out-of-the-box. It will come in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants.

Xiaomi Redmi 5: Price in India, Availability

The Redmi 5 will go official on March 14, tomorrow at 3PM and only then we will get to know its pricing for India. However, going by how Xiaomi priced the previous versions of the device, we can expect the Redmi 5 to be priced under Rs. 10,000 in India. If that turns out to be a right guess, then the Redmi 5 will be rivaling a slew of smartphones in the same price segment including the Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 that comes with better specs at Rs. 10,000.

As we mentioned in the starting of this post, the Redmi 5 will be exclusively up for sale via Amazon.in. For now, we don’t know whether Xiaomi will again choose the flash sale model for selling the smartphone online or stick to regular selling method that does not annoy potential buyers who lose on buying the device because of the flash sale model that results in product going out-of-stock within seconds.

Stay tuned with us to know the pricing and availability of the Redmi 5 in India when it goes official tomorrow at 3PM.

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