Xiaomi‘s Redmi series has been one of its most successful product range. The Redmi 4A is perhaps the cheapest and most successful smartphone under the series but the Note models have carved a niche for themselves globally. Recently, Xiaomi added the Redmi Note 5 to the lineup and it really wasn’t a disappointment in any aspect. The smartphone is already on sale in China and now, it is about to land other markets overseas.
Xiaomi’s international Product and Marketing director, Donovan Sung has revealed that the Redmi Note5 would be launched in Indonesia on April 18. The Xiaomi exec made this disclosure o his official Weibo page. This announcement thus effectively confirms that China’s Redmi Note 5 is the global version. Recall that the Redmi Note 5 was first launched as Redmi Note 5 Pro in India with a slightly different specs line up.
China’s Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The major marketing feature of the Redmi Note 5 is the AI dual cameras which it packs at the rear. The Redmi Note 5’s AI Dual Camera comprises of a 12MP primary sensor that has a pixel size of 1.4micron and f/1.9 aperture along with a 5MP secondary depth of field sensor. It is equipped with features like dual autofocus, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), HDR, Burst Mode and Panorama. The dual rear cameras can also capture amazing AI driven portrait shots by naturally blurring the background. Apart from shooting full HD videos, it can also record 720p slow-motion videos.
At the front, the phone features a soft LED flash-enabled 13MP selfie camera that carries support for AI portrait mode. This is different from the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 20MP selfie shooter. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as a Face ID technology to unlock the device using face recognition.