It claims the Redmi Note 5 price hike is an effort to ramp up supply of the smartphone in the face of recent changes in PCBA import taxes and the depreciation of the rupee since the beginning of the year. The local PCBA production facility is capable of achieving 100 percent output only by CY Q3 2018.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro is arguably a great smartphone, especially for the ones who want great specs at a budget pricing. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is now available in two options - 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 12,999. On the other side, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes in two variants. The 3GB RAM model comes with 32GB of internal storage, while the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card. On the OS front, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which comes without any bloatware or customisation and provides a stock Android experience. It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi R1 will be running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset that will be serving power to the Octa Core 2.2GHz Cortex A53 processor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup, with the 12-megapixel primary sensor sporting an aperture of f/2.2 and a 1.25-micron pixel size, while the 5-megapixel secondary sensor has a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size. On the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro gets a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with an LED selfie-light and Beautify 4.0. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 14 hours of continuous video playback, with 5V/2A fast charging. The phones are Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) and the Honor 9 Lite. Asus recently launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in India to take on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro phones. Additionally, this phone is also powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB onboard storage. The dual rear camera setup is accompanied by an LED flash module. If we talk about the camera. However, it lacked in terms of battery life despite the 5000mAh unit, and has a rather awkward camera app interface. All the other phones of Asus runs on ZenUI. So, the effective price in now Rs 14,999 for 4 GB + 64 GB model and Rs 16,999 for the higher end 6 GB + 64 GB model of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.