Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 5.7-inch 18:9 Display, 12MP Rear Camera, Fingerprint Scanner Launched Starting at ₹7,999

Just after launching the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi has launched Redmi 5, the successor of last year’s Redmi 4 in India. Its an entry-level smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and fuelled by the Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor and a non-removable 3300mAh battery. The Redmi 5 is available in three configurations – 2GB RAM/16GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. It’s a Dual SIM 4G device houses a hybrid SIM tray lets you use either two SIM cards or a Micro SIM and a microSD card.

Redmi 5 India

In terms of design, it has metal unibody with rounded back edges and the fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear side of the device. For photography, Redmi 5 has a 12MP rear camera with single LED flash and a 5MP front camera with Selfie soft light. The camera also supports various modes such as Panorama, HDR, Continuous shooting, Face recognition etc. Both front and rear cameras can shoot full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Similar to most of the Xiaomi smartphones, Redmi 5 also comes with IR Blaster that allows you to control various Home appliances such as TV, Set-top-box etc. Other key features are Dual pyrolytic graphite sheets for better thermal performance, Reinforced corners to prevent screen damage, Customized power adapter etc.

The Redmi 5 is offered in four colors – Black, Gold, Lake Blue & Rose Gold and exclusively available via Amazon.in and Mi.com starting 20th March 2018. It will also be made available across Mi Home & offline partner stores across India in the coming weeks. The 2GB/16GB variant priced at ₹7,999, 3GB/32GB at ₹8,999 and the 4GB/64GB at ₹10,999. Xiaomi is also bundling a free TPU Clear Case with every Redmi 5. As a limited time launch offer, you can avail a 5% discount on SBI credit cards, Cashback of ₹2,200 and 100GB additional data with Jio Football offer, and up to ₹400 discount on Kindle eBooks.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 India Full Specifications
  • 5.7-inch Display, 1440×720 Pixels, 282 PPI
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 1000: 1 Contrast Ratio
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 Processor, Octa-core
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB Storage
  • microSD Support up to 128GB
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9
  • 12MP Rear Camera, Single LED Flash, 1.25μm Pixels, ƒ/2.2, PDAF
  • 5MP Front Camera, LED Selfie Light, Beautify 3.0
  • Video Recording – 1080p, 720p @ 30fps
  • 3300mAh Battery, 5V/2A
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, Micro+Nano/microSD
  • 2G/3G/4G LTE, VoLTE
  • Bluetooth 4.2 HID, WiFi b/g/n (2.4GHz), GPS
  • Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Sensors – Infrared, Distance, Gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient Light
  • Dimensions – 151.8 72.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight – 157g
  • In the Box – Handset, Case, Adapter, USB Cable, SIM Ejector, Manual
Comparisons: Redmi 5 vs Redmi 4
Redmi 5 Redmi 4
Display 5.7-inch 5-inch
Aspect Ratio 18:9 16:9
Resolution 1440 x 720 1280 x 720
Processor Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 635
No. of Cores Octa-core Octa-core
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Front Flash Yes No
Rear Camera 12MP, f/2.2 13MP, f/2.0
Rear Flash Yes Yes
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB
Battery 3300mAh 4100mAh
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes
SIM Tray Hybrid Hybrid
Dimensions 151.8×72.8×7.7 mm 139.24×69.96×8.65 mm
Weight 157g 150g

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