Xiaomi‘s product offerings for this year was somewhat unconventional in that the company released several models in the mid-range and budget segment that were competing with each other. One of such model is the Redmi 5 Plus that was later launched in India as Redmi Note 5. Interestingly, the company earlier this year launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India around February and in March, China and the rest of the world got the Redmi Note 5 which is almost similar to Indias Redmi Note 5 Pro. This competition may have pushed out the Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus) as the Chinese company has reportedly discontinued the sales of the model in India.
Xiaomi perhaps decided to launch the Redmi 5 Plus as Redmi Note 5 due to the popularity of the Redmi Note 4 in India. However, the device was never really able to reach up to that expectation. That is mostly because the Redmi Note 5 Pro was announced a few months later with a similar design but a dual camera setup as well as improved hardware.
Thus, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the company has decided to pull the plugs on the model. The phone is already delisted on Mi.com and is no longer available on the shelves of all major online and offline retailers. Moreover, the Redmi Note 5 was sold for INR9,999 for the base variant and INR11,999 for the higher version and this price is very close to that of the Redmi 6 Pro in India which makes it more redundant. Apart from that, there are speculations Xiaomi will soon launch the Redmi Note 6 in India but we are not sure that will happen until the first quarter of 2019.