Xiaomi Redmi 5 is the Latest Small-Sized Phone With 18:9 Screen
The first Redmi phone with 18:9 screen from Xiaomi will cost you less than Rs 10,000.
Xiaomi has brought the younger sibling to the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi 5 into the Indian market on Wednesday, with prices for the latest small-sized phone starting from Rs 7,999.
The phone will be available in three variants – 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB, putting it right at par with other phones in the segment like the Honor 9 Lite and Moto G5 among others.
Xiaomi, after claiming to dethrone Samsung from the number one position in the Indian mobile market, has been pretty busy since the beginning of 2018.
After coming out with the Redmi Note 5 series, the company also introduced its first-ever set of Mi TV 4 smart TVs, that are priced as low as Rs 13,000 for 32-inch HD model.
Talking about the Redmi 5, this is their first phone in the sub-10k segment to pack an 18:9 ratio screen, which logically fits into the evolving Redmi lineup, after the launch of Redmi 4 in 2017.
The Redmi 5 gets a 5.7-inch HD screen with 1440x720 pixels resolution, running on MiUi 9 which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat (still no sign of Oreo). The phone packs a octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, and you can choose between 2/3 or 4GB RAM options, paired with either 16/32 or 64GB storage.
Yes, this is also a dual-SIM phone, which supports 4G VoLTE in India, and other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are also there. Xiaomi claims that the Redmi 5 is their slimmest Redmi phone with 7.7mm thickness, but still manages to fit a 3300mAh battery.
For camera, Xiaomi isn’t too keen to push dual cameras at the back and instead you get to do with a 12-megapixel optics sensor at the back, and a 5-megapixel shooter with selfie flash support on the front. Xiaomi says that the Redmi 5 supports fast-charging, but we can only confirm that after trying it out.
In terms of the pricing, Xiaomi feels that with Redmi 5A being its entry-level phone, this gives them the option to cannibalise Redmi 5 with the base variant of the Redmi Note 5.
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