New Delhi, March 10: Redmi 5 is expected to be launched is expected in India in the next week at an event that Xiaomi will organise in the country. The smartphone brand has been mounting great hype around the phone's crucial features. However, not much has been official as yet about the smartphone, but it has now been confirmed that Redmi 5 will be available via Amazon India. The launch time has also been revealed. This comes just a day after Xiaomi teased the Redmi 5 as a compact powerhouse on its social media channels.
Amazon India has also created new webpage that reveals that Redmi 5 will be exclusive to its platform. But, that is unlikely as Xiaomi now sells its new products on Mi.com website and Mi Home offline stores, along with an online partner (either Amazon or Flipkart). As the page showcases the smartphone as 'Coming Soon', there is a Notify Me button that will user to sign up to get updates for the handset.
Meanwhile the site mentions '3pm', likely meaning the launch event is expected to be scheduled for this time on March 14. However, the smartphone's India launch event invites have not been sent to the media so far.
The site also displays the upcoming smartphone's two crucial strengths, a slim body and fast processor. It says 5 out of 8 people want a slim design, and 5 out of 6 seek a smartphone with fast processor.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 features
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a dual SIM (Nano) smartphone that Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 on top. The handset comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. The Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and comes in 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM variants. It sports 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage.
As far as optics are concerned, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera that offers 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 features the company's proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. Additionally, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery under the hood. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 151.8x72.8x7.7mm and weighs 157 grams.
Redmi 5 (India's price) could be priced below the higher-specced Redmi Note 5 that had arrived in India at a base price of just Rs. 9,999.