Xiaomi has finally launched the much-awaited Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India along with its Mi TV range. The Redmi Note 5 is the successor to Xiaomi’s popular Redmi Note 4 smartphone which was launched last year and has propelled Xiaomi to the number one smartphone vendor spot in India ahead of Samsung.
Both the devices sport the same 6-inch panel and incorporate the new industry trending 18:9 resolution display.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
It packs in the same internals – the dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset – and comes in two memory variants – 3 GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB. Xiaomi has done away with the base variant with 2 GB RAM that was part of the portfolio last year.
The Redmi Note 5 is just a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus with a 6-inch screen (2160 x 1080) and a Snapdragon 625 chipset (clocked upto 2.0Ghz) . It has a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5-megapixel front camera with Beautify 3.0 and LED flash. Just like it’s predecessor, the Note 5 also packs a huge 4,100mAh battery via micro USB.
The Redmi Note 5 starts at ₹9,999 for 3GB RAM with 32GB storage while the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant costs ₹11,999.
Redmi Note 5 Pro
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is made for those who need a little extra on the spec sheet. It marks the global debut of the Snapdragon 636 processor – Qualcomm’s latest 600-series chipset and features the newest Kryo technology, which is typically only seen in 800-series chips.
It has a dual camera setup on the back (with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors). It will come with only one internal storage option (64GB), and two RAM variants – 4GB and 6GB. Both the Pro model and its sibling will be available in four colour options, namely Black, Lake Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at ₹13,999 for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage while the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant costs ₹16,999.
There is no official word yet on the availability, but we can expect the handset to become available for purchase next week via the flash sale model from both Flipkart and Mi.com. It may hit offline stores too at a later stage.