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Redmi 5 India Launch Set for Wednesday, Will Be Available via Amazon India


Redmi 5, Xiaomi’s newest smartphone is set to launch in India on Wednesday at 3pm, the company has revealed via a tweet. While the latest teaser does not mention the name of the smartphone either, Xiaomi has tweeted “Coming soon a bigger display in the #CompactPowerhouse. Join us for the livestream on 14th March at 3PM”, and as we’ve mentioned earlier the smartphone is expected to be Redmi 5.

Xiaomi has been building hype around the smartphone’s key features. While not much is official known about the device apart from what we’ve seen at the international launch, it has been confirmed the Redmi 5 will be available via Amazon India.

Amazon India has set up a new webpage that mentions the Redmi 5 will be exclusive to its platform. However, that is unlikely as Xiaomi now sells its new products on Mi.com website and Mi Home offline stores, along with an online partner (either Amazon or Flipkart). While the page lists the smartphone as ‘Coming Soon’, there is a Notify Me button that allows users to sign up to get updates for the handset.

Earlier, Xiaomi teased the Redmi 5 as a compact powerhouse on its social media channels. Like the Xiaomi teasers, the Amazon webpage highlights the upcoming smartphone’s two key strengths, a slim body and fast processor. It says 5 out of 8 people want a slim design, and 5 out of 6 seek a smartphone with fast processor.

Redmi 5 specifications and price in India
Redmi 5 is a dual SIM (Nano) smartphone that Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 on top. The handset comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. The Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and comes in 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM variants. It sports 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage.

In terms of optics, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The front camera also features the company’s proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. Additionally, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery under the hood. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weighs 157 grams.

Redmi 5 price in India should be below the higher-specced Redmi Note 5 that had arrived in India at a base price of just Rs. 9,999.

Xiaomi Redmi 5


Release date December 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.80 x 72.80 x 7.70
Weight (g) 157.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No


Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282


Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD


Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front Flash LED


Operating System Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No


Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No