Xiaomi has recently announced that it will be launching a new budget smartphone in the Indian market. The company has scheduled an event at 3 PM on March 14, where the new phone will be announced. While Xiaomi hasn’t revealed which phone will be announced, several reports are suggesting it will be the Xiaomi Redmi 5.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be an Amazon exclusive smartphone and the e-commerce website has already started promoting the upcoming device on its site. It has created a special promotional page for the handset; however, it has not revealed details about the Redmi 5. What the page mentions is #CompactPowerHouse which suggest either powerful performance or massive battery capacity.
Like mentioned before, the Redmi 5 will be available exclusively on Amazon along with Mi.com and Mi Home Store. The company has not sent out the press invites so far, so we expect the launch event will be streamed live on Mi.com website.
Xiaomi Redmi 5: Specifications
To recall, the Redmi 5 smartphone was launched last year in China. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS and has a dual-SIM configuration. The handset comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. There is a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the display. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor paired with RAM options of 2GB, 3GB or 4GB.
Also for onboard memory, the users can pick from 16GB and 32GB internal storage. Moreover, there is a microSD card slot which will allow users to extend the storage space on the device.
For photography, there is a 12MP primary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. Furthermore, there is a 5MP selfie shooter offered on the device. The front camera supports Beautify 3.0 features which enhances selfies. It is Xiaomi’s proprietary feature. The handset measures dimensions at 151.8×72.8×7.7mm.
Neither Amazon nor Xiaomi has provided the India pricing of Redmi 5. However, we expect the phone could get launched at a starting price around Rs 8,000. In China, the 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage variant costs CNY 799 (roughly Rs 8,196), 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model costs CNY 899 (roughly Rs 9,300), and 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variants costs CNY 1099 (roughly Rs 11,300).