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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6GB RAM, 20MP front camera Launched

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The Redmi Note series has been one of the most loved series from Xiaomi. It is also the lineup responsible for breaking a few of the smartphone sales records. Today, Xiaomi, on an event in India, announces the arrival of Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 is also known as the Redmi 5 Plus which was launched a few days back in Nepal. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the company’s midrange flagship which is all set to compete against the existing midrange phones like Nova 2i and Oppo F5.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with the same Snapdragon 625 SoC from the Redmi Note 4. But, the Note 5 comes with a new 5.99″ 18:9 FHD+ display on top of a much thinner body that holds the same 4000mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, the device holds a total of 12.5% more display area compared to normal 16:9 display and is covered by a tapered back.Xiaomi redmi note 5 pro black

Xiaomi claims to have heavily improved on the camera department. A few specs of the back camera includes a 12MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens and 1.25 µm pixel. Xiaomi says the camera is significantly better, and they have also improved on the selfie camera as well. The 5MP front camera will feature a 4500K color temperature selfie light and a lot of software optimizations for better photo quality.

The Redmi Note 5 will be available in four colors, namely the Rose Gold, Black, Gold and my personal favorite Lake Blue. The pricing of the 3GB and 32GB model is INR 9,999, which sounds dirt cheap given the specifications. The 4GB and 64GB variant will set you at INR 11,999.Xiaomi redmi note 5 pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs

  • Display: 5.99-inch IPS FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506 GPU
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1.2) with MIUI 9.0 on the top
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, up to 128GB expandable storage (uses SIM 2)
  • Rear Camera:  12MP, LED flash, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5MP, LED flash,  f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, IR blaster, Fingerprint
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM slot with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: 3/32GB (IC) Rs 9,999; 4/64 (IC) Rs 11,999
  • Official Price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Nepal: Rs. 23,499 (3GB/32GB)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

If the Redmi Note 5 wasn’t exciting enough, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will surely satisfy you. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 that employs eight Kryo 260 cores at 4*1.8GHz and 4*1.6GHz. This, again, according to Xiaomi has 50% more performance, 40% more power efficient, and also delivers a sustained performance. The graphics department is handled by Adreno 509 GPU. It also comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM which is the fastest RAM available on the market.

Xiaomi redmi note 5 display

The display is a familiar 5.99″ 18:9 FHD+ display with minimum bezels. The back is also covered by a tapered back and a vertically aligned dual back cameras. The dual cameras Xiaomi employed is a 5MP Samsung sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX 486 sensor with 1.25 µm pixels.

The front is equipped with the Sony IMX 376 sensor which has a 20MP camera capable of portrait selfies. The front also has a 4500k color temperature LED selfie light as well. The camera sample demos that Xiaomi showed in their presentation were pretty awesome. They weren’t shy at all, especially comparing the front camera with the likes of iPhone X and Pixel 2. Xiaomi claims the camera is AI based, which is one of the main reasons why their new camera is so good.

Coming back to that Kryo based processor, it is hands down one of the fastest processors in this price segment. Xiaomi quoted an Antutu score of a staggering 109,692. This makes it one of the best price to performance phones out there. The processor also delivers a pretty good battery life thanks to the 14nm manufacturing process.

The smartphone also features the same tapered back cover as the Redmi Note 5. There are a few other features like Beautify 4.0 which is an intelligent software that improves your selfie. And finally, the face unlock feature, which will arrive through an OTA in March.  The color options remain the same as the regular Redmi Note 5. Pricing starts at Rs 13,999 IC for the 4GB and Rs 16,999 IC for the 6GB variant.Xiaomi redmi note 5 pro selfie 20MP

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • Display: 5.99-inch IPS FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509 GPU
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1.2) with MIUI 9.0 on the top
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB, up to 128GB expandable storage (uses SIM 2)
  • Rear Camera:  5MP + 12MP, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP, LED flash
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, IR blaster, Fingerprint
  • SIM: Dual hybrid SIM with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: INR. 13,999 (4GB/64GB); INR. 16,999 (6GB/64GB)
  • Expected Price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Nepal: Rs. 29,999 (4GB/64GB); Rs. 34,999 (6GB/64GB)

Xiaomi also emphasized a lot on the quality of their smartphones. They claimed that they use first class suppliers for their smartphones. The dual pyrolytic graphite sheet they used on this smartphone also claims to have lowered the temperature by 2 degrees. They also used Gorilla Glass this time around but didn’t specify which version.

They also had a few self-appraisals and some big number slides in their presentations. More noticeable among them was Xiaomi’s worldwide position. According to the Chinese manufacturer, they are the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, India’s largest online manufacturer and the only brand with a year over year growth rate of 96%.

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