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Xiaomi Announces Redmi Note 5 In India

Xiaomi Announces Redmi Note 5 In India

We spent a few hours with the new Redmi Note 5 smartphone and here's what we have to say in our initial impressions.

The new smartphones will be exclusively available on Flipkart in the country, apart from Mi.com and the Mi Home retail stores. Xiaomi also said it plans to manufacture its Mi TV device in India. The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was unarguably the stunner out of the two smartphones launched because this is the first time Xiaomi is unveiling the smartphone. It is still powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with Adreno 506 GPU, and the battery size is slightly degraded (4,000 mAh on Redmi Note 5 versus the 4,100 mAh on the Redmi Note 4). The battery of OnePlus 5T is 3300mAh while Redmi Note 5 Pro has 4000mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro features tapered back cover with curved edges so that the device sits comfortably in the hand. The device sports a 5.99 Inch display with 2160×1080 pixels of screen resolution.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with 3 GB RAM is priced at Rs 9999. This much clock speed and performance optimisation makes the Note 5 Pro the fastest Redmi device ever, towering even above its bestselling predecessor the Redmi Note 4. But none of them have a fingerprint scanner, which is surprising, considering other rivals in the same price range offer the standard biometric sensor in the phones.

25μm pixels and front LED Selfie-light for natural, well-exposed photos Redmi 5 Plus comes with rear cameras sporting large 1.25μm-pixel sensors.




The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, and proceeds up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be sold in four colour options - black, gold, light blue, and rose gold. It comes in two RAM and storage variants - 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The dual rear camera setup is accompanied by an LED flash module.

The camera on the phone also appears to be identical to the predecessor, the only change is the addition of the front LED selfie light. For further expansion, the handset include a Hybrid Dual SIM slot.

For selfies, it gets a high-resolution 20MP main camera using Sony's IMX 376 sensor. It offers rich quality photos within the front facing camera. It supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and it also comes with an infrared blaster. It measures 158.6×75.4×8.05mm and weighs 181 grams. The Mi TV 4 comes at a super appealing price of just ₹39,999/- INR, which is absolutely a steal for that price and given that the features it offers.


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