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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with 18:9 aspect ratio displays unveiled

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After many speculations and buzz created by the leak of the latest offerings from Xiaomi for the fifth generation of the Redmi lineup, the company has now officially revealed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus amidst an event today.

Like the prior speculations suggested, the phones come with 18:9 aspect ratio displays with minimum bezels at the top and at the bottom. Both of the releases come with almost similar designs and specifications if you set aside a few differences in terms of the processor in use and screen size.

Now, let’s see what the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has up for offer.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with an almost bezel-less 5.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1440. Powered by octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC, the phone is clocked at 1.8GHz and is coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone operates on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. Customers will be able to choose between two different variants of the Redmi 5 –  2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. The internal storage is expandable up to 128GB.

In the camera department, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12 MP shooter at the back with 1.25-micron pixels for improved photography. In the front, the phone has a 5 MP camera with features like Beautify 3.0 and Soft-Toned selfie light for better selfies. Both of the sensors are coupled with LED flash. Powering the device is a 3300mAh battery, which the manufacturers have promised will provide up to 12 days of standby time.

Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 5:

  • 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720×1440 pixels resolution
  • 1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top
  • 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with expandable internal  storage of 16GB and 32GB
  • 12 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera with LED flash
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3300mAh battery
  • CNY 799 (approx Rs.12500) for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage
  • CNY 899 (approx Rs.14000) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage

xiaomi redmi 5 plus price specs

So, what does the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus have for offer? Let’s find out now.

This higher iteration looks similar to the Redmi 5 in terms of appearance but it does have some extra tweaks in it. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes with a  5.99-inch full HD+ display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution with 403ppi pixel density and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up 2GHz. In terms of storage, the device comes in two variants: 3GB and 4GB with expandable 32GB and 64GB of internal storage.

The camera department of the Redmi 5 Plus is the same as that of the Redmi 5 – 12MP back camera and 5MP front camera with exactly same features. Similarly, the Redmi 5 Plus will also run on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. There is a 4000mAh battery powering the device.

In terms of connectivity, these devices come with standard connectivity options, such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n on Redmi 5 and a/b/g/n on Redmi 5 Plus), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Basic sensors like – accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor are available in both of these new launches by Xiaomi. Moreover, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back of both of them.

Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus:

  • 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution
  • 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC
  • Android7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top
  • 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with expandable internal  storage of 32GB and 64GB
  • 12 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera with LED flash
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Sensors: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery
  • CNY 999 (approx Rs.15600) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage
  • CNY 1299 (approx Rs.20200) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage

The best thing about both of these newbies is that they both come with immersive full view displays and powerful batteries within a budget suitable for more buyers! What do you think of the new releases? Let us know in the comments below!