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Redmi 5 & Redmi 5 Plus Launched: Bezel-less Display Phones under Rs. 10,000!

Xiaomi has been consistent in launching new smartphones in the sub 10,000 price range. At an event held in China today, the brand launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Both of them are modestly priced, the Redmi 5 starts from CNY 799 (~ Rs. 7,800) whereas the Redmi 5 Plus retails from CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,800). With the launch of these phones, Xiaomi is looking forward to continue their dominance in this price range. Let’s take a look at what the Redmi 5 series has to offer.

Redmi 5

The Redmi 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch bezel-less display with an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. Its aspect ratio is 18:9, just like most phones with a bezel-less display. The phone comes in multiple colours comprising of: Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold.

On the camera front, the phone has got a 12-megapixel camera with a pixel sensor measuring 1.25-micron. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video-calling. Both the cameras are accompanied with a flash to aid in better low-light photography.

Performance-wise, the phone sports an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset. This processor was launched with the Vivo V7 Plus a couple of months back. To render graphics, the phone has got Adreno 506 GPU. There are two variants of the phone: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. It also has microSD card support so you can expand the storage externally.

The phone runs on MIUI 9 which is built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. It packs a 3300mAh battery that should provide you a day’s usage. All the basic connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and microUSB are included.

Redmi 5 Plus

The Redmi 5 Plus is comparatively a bigger and better smartphone than the Redmi 5. It comes with a 5.99-inch display that has a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio of 18:9 stays the same in both the phones. Even the available colours are similar, the options include: Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold.

The rear and front camera setup in the Redmi 5 Plus is identical to that in the Redmi 5. It has a 12-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front. Both of them have flash support for low-light pictures.

The Redmi 5 Plus has better performance specifications than its younger sibling. It has a Snapdragon 625 chipset, the same one fitted in popular Xiaomi smartphones like the Note 4 and Mi A1. There are two variants of the phone: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. It has a microSD card slot so you can also expand the storage if needed.

Just like the Redmi 5, this phone runs on MIUI 9 built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. The battery in the 5 Plus is bigger at 4000mAh. The connectivity options in both the phones are same except that this one supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

Both the phones seem to offer absolute value for money. Xiaomi will soon announce the India launch and sale date for both Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Given how economically priced they are, the devices will further boost Xiaomi’s presence in India.

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Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.

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