Xiaomi Redmi 5 set to launch today


The list of phones to receive the update include, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 4A, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi 5, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2. It has already been confirmed that the Redmi 5 will be available via Amazon India, while Mi.com and Mi Home availability at the time of launch are also likely.

Redmi 5 was first launched in China back in December a year ago alongside Redmi 5 Plus.

Redmi 5 will be Xiaomi's successor to last year's Redmi 4, which was launched at a starting price of Rs 6,999 going up all the way to Rs 10,999.

Two of the smart phones which run on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with 3080mAh battery capacity, are an upgrade of the Redmi Note 5. The display is slightly smaller than the Redmi Note 5/ Note 5 pro, which come with a 5.9-inch display.

The Chinese electronics company has created a niche in budget smartphone market in India thanks to its history of giving incredible value for money devices. There are also speculations about the same LIVE being streamed on YouTube and Xiaomi's official Facebook page as well. The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB+32GB version, and Rs 11,999 for 4GB+64GB version. Xiaomi is making the live stream - slated to start at 3pm IST, as mentioned above - available for everyone to see via its official website.

The Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 720x1440 pixels and comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. This device comes in three variants - 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space and 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB storage space. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with Beatuify 3.0 and LED selfie-light. There is also a 5MP secondary camera equipped with selfie flash. In a surprise move, the smartphone manufacturer has chose to update all the phones including those that got released four years ago.