Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Research | By Derrick Holloway

Xiaomi unveils the Redmi 5 in India

Xiaomi unveils the Redmi 5 in India

But with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - and evidently now with the Xiaomi Mi 5 - which has an empty partition labeled "CUST", third party developers have now created a way to bring Project Treble to these phones. Xiaomi is offering a transparent ultra slim case with the smartphone and will be available for sale from next week on, Mi Home stores and Amazon India.

Massive sales were also attributed to the flash sales held last week Wednesday when 500 units of the Redmi Note 5A Prime were sold in the first 120 seconds at N33,990.

The Redmi 5 will most likely be positioned in the affordable price segment, below its elder sibling, the Redmi Note 5.

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The Redmi 5 has been officially unveiled in India. The ultimate 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM model retails for Rs 10999.

2200 instant cashback from Reliance Jio and additional 100 GB 4G data. As for the Redmi 5 price in India, it is likely the smartphone will cost less than Rs. 9,999, the starting price for the Redmi Note 5. On the front a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

The Redmi sports a large 5.7-inch IPS LCD HD+ screen with 720×1440 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio i.e. edge-to-edge display with thin bezels. It is just 7.7mm thick, which is not only less than the predecessor (8.7mm) but even the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro (8.05mm).

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12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, PDAF, HDR, etc. It runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and comes in four colour options - Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They are powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm 435 and use a dual nano sim slot.

Xiaomi hasn't compromised on the build quality of the Redmi 5 and has retained the full metal design.

But, one big difference here could be with the battery capacity as the Redmi 5 has a 3300 mAh battery in comparison to the 4000 mAh battery on the Redmi Note 5. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and the company is touting the dual pyrolytic sheet technology on the smartphone for heat dissipation optimised for Indian environmental conditions.

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