Xiaomi Redmi 5 Global Launch In February, To Have Band 20 Support

by Habeeb Onawole 7

Xiaomi fans all over the world are definitely eager for the Chinese manufacturer to release its new phones – the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus globally. New reports say that date may not be far off, at least for the Redmi 5.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 official renders 2

Leaker @Rquandt revealed in a tweet that the Redmi 5 will launch globally in the second half of February. He also adds that the phone will have support for LTE Band 20. The Chinese model supports FDD LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8.

There is no mention of the countries it will be available in but more details should surface soon.

The Redmi 5 is Xiaomi’s cheapest phone with an 18:9 display. The screen is 5.7” with a 1440 x 720 resolution and 450 nits of brightness.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 450 mobile platform, 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of storage. There is also a 3300mAh battery for juice.

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The Redmi 5 packs a 12MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP F/2.2 selfie camera. You also get a rear-mounted fingerprints scanner. With a triple card slot (dual Nano and MicroSD card) and MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat on board, the Redmi 5 is a great example of bang for buck.