Xiaomi, which is currently dominating the Indian smartphone market with about 30 percent market share, has revealed that it has sold more than 5 million units of Redmi Note 5 series smartphones in India so far. The first smartphone in Redmi Note 5 series was launched about four months ago.
It accounts for sales from all the platforms on which the Redmi Note 5 series smartphones, including the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, are available for purchase. It also includes all the different variant of both the smartphones available in India.
Announcing about this, the company said in a tweet, “We’re proud to announce that we’ve sold 5 MILLION UNITS of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in just 4 months. Thank you for such an amazing response!” To celebrate this success, the company announced that it is giving out F-Codes for the smartphone.
Last year, Redmi Note 4 was the bestselling phone in India having sold 10 million units within one year of launch and 5 million units in its first 6 months. In comparison, the Redmi Note 5 series has performed better than its predecessor as it managed to sell 5 million units within 4 months.
Several reports have indicated that apart from the online sales, Xiaomi’s continued focus on offline expansion has improved the brand’s visibility in India, helping the company in boosting sales of its budget smartphones across the nation.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a starting price of Rs. 9,999 (approximately $145) for the 3GB RAM model while the 4GB RAM model costs Rs. 11,999 (approx. $174). The smartphone, which comes with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
It comes with a 12MP camera sensor on the back with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front-facing shooter with LED Selfie flash and support for Beautify 3.0 feature. The device runs on the latest MIUI 9 which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro also sports a 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 636 processor and packs 4GB / 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support expanding storage through microSD card.
The smartphone comes with a dual camera setup at the back which comprises of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The front side sports a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with a Sony IMX376 sensor, LED selfie light and Beautify 4.0.
Running on Android Nougat-based MIUI OS, the smartphone is fuelled by a 4000 mAh battery. The 4GB RAM model of the Redmi Note 5 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 (approximately $203) while the 6GB RAM variant is available for Rs. 16,999, roughly $247.