When Apple released a Red variant of the iPhone 8 back in April this year, Xiaomi had teased a Red variant of the Redmi Note 5 which had just been released back then. The Chinese tech giant has now officially unveiled the Redmi Note 5 Flame Red colour variant which will go on sale tomorrow (June 26) at 10 AM.
The new variant isn’t expected to be any different from the regular model, except for the new paint job. A Flame Red coating would give the variant a sexy look. With this new addition, the Redmi Note 5 is now available in four different colour variants. The device was made available during its launch in Black, Gold and Blue colour options.
Apart from the colour, the specifications will remain the same which includes a 5.99-inch FHD+ Fullview display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and a 2.5D Curved glass on top. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB RAM. The main highlight of the Redmi Note 5 is perhaps the AI capable cameras it packs. The front panel of the Redmi Note 5 includes a soft LED flash-enabled 13MP selfie camera that carries support for AI portrait mode. The selfie camera also features pre-HDR which allows it to intelligently detect the background light to capture amazing selfie shots in dim-light conditions by accordingly configuring the front LED flash. The front-facing camera can also capture full HD videos.
In addition, the Redmi Note 5 features an aluminium unibody with an AI-driven dual rear camera arrangement at the top left corner. The camera is stacked vertically with the LED flash sitting between both rear shooters. The Redmi Note 5’s AI Dual Camera comprises 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. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The new Redmi Note 5 Red variant is available in the 4GB 64GB variant and will retail for 1399 Yuan ($213) in China. The model will go on sale across various platforms like Jingdong, Tmall, Mi home, Mi mall and other places simultaneously at 10 AM tomorrow (June 26).