Xiaomi announces Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus; 18:9 display at $120

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is well-known for their affordable smartphone lineups, especially in Redmi series. Now, the company has added another smartphone to the Redmi series with their anticipated entry-level smartphones Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Both the smartphones are super-affordable and carry decent hardware specs according to the hardware spec sheet on paper. Interestingly, both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has the display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, which is being a trending size in 2017.

Coming to the hardware details, the Redmi 5 seems an entry-level budget smartphone, featured with 5.-inch HD+ display. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 SoC, built with 14nm FinFET technology process, which makes the smartphone consumes lesser power with maximum output with a flawless experience. The smartphone comes in two main variants, one with 2GB RAM 16GB storage and the latter with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, both supports SD Card up to 128GB as expansion. The smartphone sports a 12MP rear camera, coupled with a 5MP sensor on the front, capable enough for selfies and video calls. Redmi 5 comes with Xiaomi’s own UI system EMUI 9 onboard, powered by Android 7.1.2.

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As usual, the Plus variant, i.e, Redmi 5 Plus goes as the powerful variant of the basic version, but this time much powerful comparatively. The Redmi 5 Plus smartphone has the same looks and appearance, but with the 5.99-inch sized display. The device is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SOC, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM. Rest of the software and hardware features are the same, but with a larger battery of 4,000mAh, compared to the 3,300mAh in the lower variant.

Both the smartphones are announced to go on sale in China on December 2 in Pink, Gold, Black and Blue colour options – priced at CNY799 – CNY899 ($120-$135)for the Redmi 5, while the ‘Plus’ variant arrives for CNY999 – CNY1,299 ($150 – $195).

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