Xiaomi Redmi 5, the first smartphone from Xiaomi to come with a full-screen display will be receiving a 100 Yuan (approximately $16) price cut in China on 1st February. The offer is applicable only for one day and will begin at 10:00 AM. It seems that the offer is only applicable on the Redmi 5 and not the Redmi 5 Plus variant.
With this discount, the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage model will be available for 699 Yuan, which roughly converts to $111. Apparently, the discount is only for the 2GB RAM variant and pricing for other variants remains same.
The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model will cost 899 Yuan (approximately $143) while the 4GB RAM + 32GB variant, which was recently launched, will be available for 1099 Yuan (approximately $175).
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720 x 1440 pixels screen resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.8GHz, along with Adreno 506 GPU.
It features a f/2.2 aperture 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with 1.25 µm pixel size that is equipped with a Soft-LED flash. It also comes equipped with some other features like PDAF, dark light enhancement technology, facial recognition, HDR, Panorama, and Burst mode. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel selfie snapper that is coupled with features like Smart Beauty 5.0, facial recognition, and full HD video recording at 30 fps.
Because of the full-screen design, there are no capacitive touch buttons and instead, the users will have to rely on the on-screen buttons for navigation. Also, the fingerprint scanner has been placed on the phone’s back panel.
The device is running on Android Nougat operating system based company’s own MIUI 9. Connectivity options on the device include hybrid dual SIM slot with support for microSD card, microUSB, full netcom support, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4.2 Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS. The Redmi 5 is powered by a 3,300mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 sports the familiar three-stage design found on other Redmi phones. It comes with a full metallic body and is available in four color options — Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, and Black.