Yes, finally it’s there. The Xiaomi Redmi 5, which was originally launched in China, marked its debut in India today. With a starting price of ₹7,999 for the base model, this latest device by smartphone, in all probability would counter the likes of the Moto G5s in the affordable, feature-rich segment.
Also, being referred to as ‘Compact Powerhouse’ by Xiaomi, while promoting on the Social Media, this Redmi 5 boasts of big display, long battery life, fast processor, slim design, and good selfie camera as the primary features. Also, Xiaomi hosted an online launch event at 3 pm where all the details related to price, specifications, and first sale date of the smartphone got revealed. It has already been confirmed that the Redmi 5 would be available via Amazon India, while the availability at Mi.com and Mi Home, at the time of launch, might be also possible.
The live stream India launch event of Redmi 5:
Like the Mi TV 4A event was hosted a week back, Redmi 5 India launch was also an online-only event. Xiaomi made the live stream slated to start at 3 pm, available for everyone to see via its official website. Apart from this, the live stream was also likely to be featured on the official Xiaomi India YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Price and Specs:
It was primarily assumed that as for the Redmi 5 price in India, the company would position the handset between the Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 series. The Redmi 5 price in China is CNY 799, i.e. ₹8,200 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, CNY 899 i.e. ₹9,250 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, and CNY 1,099 i.e. ₹11,300 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage option.
Also, the phone boasts of a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage.
Talking of the camera, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The front camera also has Xiaomi’s proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. There is a 3300mAh battery under the hood. Dimensions include 151.8×72.8×7.7mm, weighing around 157 grams.