Xiaomi took the wraps off the much-anticipated Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro on February 14 in India. The Redmi Note 5 Pro commanded more attention as a result of its design and dual cameras which is the first for the Redmi Note series. The Note 5 Pro is expected to be announced in China as the Redmi Note 5 China version and Xiaomi has already hinted at a March 16 launch date. Not much is known about the Cina version but Xiaomi has been easing some of its features. The first detail that was teased is that it will come with a surprise on its camera aspect.
Now Xiaomi has revealed that the Redmi Note 5 China version will have an artificial intelligent (AI) smart beauty camera. This disclosure was made by Xiaomi’spresident Lin Bin via his Weibo page. The Xiaomi exec did not elaborate but we believe that is the surprise he had earlier hinted will be on the China version of the Redmi Note 5.
Xiaomi touts the Redmi Note 5 Pro which is expected to launch as the Redmi Note 5 in China India’s camera beast. The device features a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and an individual pixel size of 1.25μm. It comes with features like fast autofocus and PDAF.
At the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 20MP Sony IMX376 camera sensor that is equipped with front LED flash and Beautify 4.0 for capturing for AI-driven beautified photos based on the skin tone of the subject. Xiaomi has optimized the selfie snapper to shoot impressive images in dim-light conditions. We don’t know what other feature Xiaomi would throw in the mix on this China version but the AI feature may likely be on the selfie camera and would offer features such as face recognition as well as recognition of various scenes. Already, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was announced to also have an AI-based Face Unlock feature which would be added at the end of March. So, this could just be it. We really don’t expect something very spectacular from what we had been announced in India but then, you never can tell the surprise Xiaomi is going to spring up.