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Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus With 18:9 Displays, Selfie Light Launched: Price, Specifications

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Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus smartphones were launched by the Chinese manufacturer at an event in Beijing on Thursday. The smartphones bear similar designs and some common specifications, however, there are some prominent differences, from screen size to the choice of processor being used. The highlight features of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus include the use of an 18:9 display aspect ratio, giving an immersive wide-screen effect that according to Xiaomi is better for gaming and media consumption, apart from a soft-toned selfie light for improved low-light photography. Both smartphones were launched for the China market, and for now there is no information of when they will be made available in other countries.

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus price
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 price is CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,800) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, while the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,800). The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus price is CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,700) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant price is CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 12,700). They will both go on sale from December 12, and will soon go up for registrations. Xiaomi says the smartphones will come with a free TPU protection case in the box.

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus bear nearly identical specifications, as we mentioned, with only a few differences. The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) 18:9 display while the Redmi 5 Plus sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) 18:9 display. The former is powered by a Snapdragon 430 SoC, while the latter is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC. RAM options on both smartphones on the Redmi 5 include 2GB and 3GB, whereas the Redmi 5 Plus offers 3GB and 4GB options.

Both smartphones bear the same cameras. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus offer a 12-megapixel rear camera with a 1.25-micron pixel sensor and flash, while they also sport a 5-megapixel front camera with a soft-light selfie flash module. The company is also touting the inclusion of its Beautify 3.0 app, for improved portraits.

As for storage, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 offers 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card. The Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand offers 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, also expandable. The smartphones offer standard connectivity options, as well as standard sensors on board. The Redmi 5 bears a 3300mAh battery, while the Redmi 5 Plus bears a 4000mAh battery. More details about specifications are still forth coming.

Xiaomi Redmi 5


General

Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

Camera

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

Software

Operating System Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

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

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus


General

Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, Silver

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.99
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

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

Software

Operating System Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes