Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with full-screen display, Snapdragon 450 / 625 announced

As expected, Xiaomi has finally unveiled their next Redmi Series smartphones i.e. Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus which can be considered as the successor to the Popular Redmi 4. Xiaomi Redmi 5 &Redmi 5 Plus devices join the bandwagon of Fullscreen 18:9 display smartphones and come with 5.7-inch / 5.99-inch full-screen 18:9 display respectively. Out of these two, Redmi 5 comes with HD+ display while the plus variant comes with the FHD+ display.

Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5

Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor whereas Redmi 5 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor. In terms of battery, the standard variant is backed by a 3300mAh battery, while plus variant comes with a 4000mAh battery. Both the smartphones run Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) based operating system with MIUI 9 on top.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

In terms of camera, both the devices come with same lenses i.e 12 MP main rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size sensor and a 5 MP front-shooter with selfie flash. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications

  • Display: 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • CPU: 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 2GB + 16GB / 3GB + 32GB, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9
  • Misc: Hybrid Dual SIM, Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and 5MP front-shooter with LED flash
  • Dimensions: 151.8 × 72.8 × 7.7mm
  • Weight: 157g
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 3300mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specifications

  • Display: 5.99-inch Full HD+ (2160 × 1080 pixels) 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 3GB RAM + 32GB / 4GB RAM + 64GB, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9
  • Misc: Hybrid Dual SIM, Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and 5MP front-shooter with LED flash
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 4000mAh

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be available in  Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold color options. They will go on sale in China starting December 12th with the following pricing.

Redmi 5

  • 2GB RAM+16GB storage – 799 yuan (~US$ 120 / Rs.8,000)
  • 3GB RAM+32GB storage – 899 yuan (~US$ 135 / Rs. 9,000)

Redmi 5 Plus

  • 3GB RAM+32GB storage  – 999 yuan (~US$ 150 / Rs. 10,000)
  • 4GB RAM+64GB storage – 1299 yuan (~US$ 195 / Rs. 13,000)

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