Xiaomi unveils Redmi 5 smartphone with 18:9 display

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The Redmi 5 succeeds the much popular Redmi 4 smartphone, and it might launch in the Indian market in early 2018.

Xiaomi has been consistent in launching new smartphones in the sub 10,000 price range.

Xiaomi finally took the wraps off the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, its first full-screen model in the mid-range segment.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi has started selling Redmi 5A online for an introductory price of Rs 4999 (approx $77) in India.

Both the Redmi 5 and 5 plus have an 18:9 aspect, a norm for most of the smartphones released in 2017. The Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand, will set you back by RMB 999 (~Rs 9,800) for the 3GB version and RMB 1,299 (~Rs 12,500) for the 4GB RAM variant. The mobiles run organization's MIUI 9 programming. Underneath, there's the Snapdragon 450 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera with flash, and a 3300 mAh battery. Sadly, this a downgrade when compared to the 4100mAh battery seen on the Redmi 4. The successors to the Redmi 4 highlight a new design language for the company's budget smartphones. Hence, the company is also expected to announce Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in the future. Both the phones are backed by Snapdragon processors with the Redmi 5 Plus arriving with a Snapdragon 625 chipset.

Смартфоны Xiaomi Redmi 5 и Redmi 5 Plus представлены официально
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus launched with 18:9 bezel-less screens, full metal bodies & MIUI 9 software

The MIUI 9 update for the Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max Prime brings improved icons that fit well into the overall look and feel of the smart phones and give a more upmarket feel. Both models offer users the possibility to expand the storage of their handsets by up to 128GB using the second SIM card slot as a microSD card slot.

In terms of camera, the 12 MP camera and a 5 MP camera on the front remains the same. The Redmi 5 Plus is claimed to come with 17 days of standby time, which is good.

They will both go marked down from December 12, and will soon go up for enlistments. It is worth noting that the Xiaomi smartphones are one of the cheapest handsets with18:9 aspect ratio display. Other than these, both the phones are quite similar.

Redmi 5 begins at 799 yuan (Rs 7,700 approximately) for 16GB capacity variation, while the 32GB storage model is valued at 899 yuan (Rs 8,700 approximately). The phone will be available in a choice of 2G + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB configurations.

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