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06 December 2017, 05:44 | Justin Tyler
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus launched with 18:9 bezel-less screens, full metal bodies & MIUI 9 software
The Redmi 5 Plus will feature a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 resolution. Additionally, the company also promoted the launch of the XiaomiRedmi 5, with a few video teasers.
Earlier this week, Donovan Sung, Xiaomi Global spokesperson, revealed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus ahead of launch. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at $199 (approximately Rs 12,800) for the Black or Gold colour variants while the Blue or Pink colour variants are priced at $209 (approximately Rs 13,500).
The new smartphone, priced at Rs 4,999, comes with a metallic matte finish and has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion, Xiaomi Regional Business Head South and East, Sunil Baby told reporters. It is also said that the Redmi 5 Plus will arrive in just two variants- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. The chipset will be Snapdragon 450 - a 14nm process unit with octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU. As per TENAA, Redmi 5 is expected to come with 1.8 GHz octa-core SoC.
The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting yet another launch event this year on December 7, where it'll be launching two new smartphones - Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus - to offer customers a wider range of choice. The biggest USP of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is going to be the FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio, which is slowly becoming the new standard in all premium and budget smartphones. The phone is expected to run on Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 9 skin on the top. These are 2GB RAM plus 16GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM plus 64GB internal storage.
Besides that, there isn't anything extraordinary about the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.
The Redmi 5 is expected to feature a 3,200 mAh, while the Redmi 5 Plus is said to pack in a 4,000 mAh battery. The phone will sport a 12MP camera on the rear while a 5MP camera on the front. The Redmi 5 Plus may not hit the Indian shores, but the Redmi 5 will succeed the successful Redmi 4 smartphone in the Indian market.
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