Yesterday, Xiaomi had livestreamed the launch of Mi TV 4A series in India through its social channels like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the livestream, it teased the launch of a new smartphone on March 14 in India. It is speculated that Xiaomi may announce the Redmi 5 smartphone in the coming week in India.
Xiaomi is already selling the low-end Redmi 5A in India. In December 2017, it had launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China. The Redmi 5 Plus was introduced as Redmi Note 5 in India last month. However, the company yet to announce Redmi 5 in the country. It seems the Chinese manufacturer may announce it in the next week.
The Chinese Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch display that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It also supports 18:9 aspect ratio like the Redmi Note 5. The Snapdragon 450 chipset is present under its hood. At first Xiaomi had launched only the 16 GB and 32 GB variants of Redmi 5. These models respectively feature 2 GB and 3 GB of RAM. At the end of January, the Redmi 5 was also made available in other model featuring 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.
The Redmi 5 has a rear camera of 12-megapixel and a front-facing camera of 4-megapixel. It is loaded with MIUI 9 flavored Android 7.0 Nougat. It is driven by a 3,300mAh battery. It is available in colors like Gold, Rose Gold, Blue and Black in China.
As of this writing, there is no confirmation on the different models of Redmi 5 that will be made available in India. However, it is likely that the company may launch only 16 GB and 32 GB variants of the phone at the beginning. Since the base model of the Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs. 9,999 in India, there is a possibility that the base model of Redmi 5 may cost Rs. 7,999 while the higher variant may be priced at Rs. 8,999.
In related news, Xiaomi is yet to launch Redmi Note 5 Pro in China. The company has confirmed that it will be introducing in the home country on March 16.