Xiaomi is all set to launch its new smartphones Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus tomorrow, i.e. December 7. But, ahead of the official launch, both the devices have been listed on online retailer Aliexpress.
The seller, who goes by the name “Xiaomi Online Store” has listed Redmi 5 in Black and Gold colour options for $199 while the Blue and Pink colour models are priced at $209. On the other hand, the bigger sibling of the smartphone — Redmi 5 Plus has been listed at a price of $249, while the Pink and Blue colour options will cost $10 more.
The seller doesn’t seem to have any connection with Xiaomi. On the listing, there is a disclaimer stating that the phone is still in “pre-sale” stage, hence the specs and pricing listed are official.
We had earlier reported that the smartphones will go on sale from December 12, with Redmi 5 starting at 699 Yuan (approx. $106) and the Redmi 5 Plus start at 999 Yuan (approx. $151). While the smartphones will be launched tomorrow, we already know the specifications of the devices, thanks to several previous leaks.
Recently, Xiaomi revealed an official sneak preview of the upcoming Redmi 5 duo. In the images, we can clearly see the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus sporting full-screen design with narrow bezels. It seems that the devices come with full metallic chassis with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch HD+ display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which is the first chipset in the Snapdragon 400 series that is using a 14mm process technology.
The standard variant will come with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There will be another variant of the phone with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The device will come with a 12-megapixel camera sensor at the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. The smartphone will be fueled by a 3,300mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Redmi 5 Plus is expected to feature a 5.99-inch screen that will carry support for FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the same processor that is powering the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
It will be available in two variants — 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. The device will come with a dual camera setup at the back, featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The Redmi 5 Plus will pack a 4,000mAh battery.
It is just a matter of few hours before we know the official specifications, as well as the pricing and availability details of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus as the company will soon take the stage to launch both smartphones.