Redmi 5A launched in Coimbatore by Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Now Official: The First 18:9 Phones Under Its Budget Series

According to TENNA listings, the Redmi 5 phone is expected to come with a 5.7-inch HD+ display (1440x720 pixels). The Redmi 5 with 16GB storage is priced at $199.99 (around Rs 13,000) while the Redmi 5 Plus with 32GB storage is priced at $249.99 (around Rs 16,000). Both the devices are also expected to be available in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold colour options.

Xiaomi's smartphones, especially the affordable ones, gain a lot of attention, and the new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are touted as budget-friendly devices.

Redmi 5/Redmi 5 Plus.

With Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones launch around the corner, the Chinese manufacturer is in overdrive to promote the smartphone. It is also said that the Redmi 5 Plus will arrive in just two variants- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. Both the phones will look identical, and will only differ in the display size with the Redmi 5 Plus being the larger of the two.

While the next-gen Redmi smartphone is expected to come with a new design language and updated hardware, past reports suggests the cameras will not see a major bump.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Redmi 5 and and Redmi 5 Plus in China on December 7.

Priced at Rs.4,999, the phone come with a metallic matte finish and features a dedicated micro SD card slot for storage expansion, Xiaomi Regional Business Head South and East Sunil Baby told reporters at the launch. The biggest USP of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is going to be the FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio, which is slowly becoming the new standard in all premium and budget smartphones. The phone will sport a 12MP camera on the rear while a 5MP camera on the front. And both are powered by Android with Xiaomi's MIUI skinning.

Like the Redmi 5, the Redmi 5 Plus is also expected to bear a 5-megapixel sensor up front with LED Flash and a 12-megapixel rear camera.

To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 4 offered a 4,100mAh battery.

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