Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launched in India; Know Specification, Price


We are few hours short of Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 smartphone launch but it looks like the latest set of leaks have left us with absolutely nothing for imagination. And it is still selling in droves.

In 2017, Xiaomi tripled its shipments year-over-year and sold more than 2 million units from its offline channel while replacing Samsung from its leadership position in the fourth quarter, according to data revealed by IDC Tuesday. It comes in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Lake Blue colors.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi may be one of the younger players in the smartphone industry but this Chinese manufacturer is a force to be reckoned with as they provide competitive specs at a lower cost. The device has been launched with a starting price of Rs. 9,999.

For those looking for a budget-friendly phone with an edge-to-edge display and great cameras, there's the standard Redmi Note 5, which Xiaomi is touting as a top-to-bottom upgrade over its predecessor.

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The Redmi Note 5 is powered by 4,000 mAh battery that comes with 5V/2A charging support.

For photography, Xiaomi has included a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front selfie camera is of 20 megapixel and is equipped with LED selfie light. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at ₹16,999.

The Pro model, which is actually a global debut, launching first in India, is where things get interesting. The phone is powered by 2.0 GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

The China-based company seem to be going all in with the big bezel-less trend, having both phones sport a 5.99-inch screen with an 18:9 near borderless display at 2160x1080. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 11,999. The feature will be rolled out to Redmi 5 Note 5 Pro users by March-end via an Over-the-Air update.

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The device sports a 12MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for selfies.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4 will launch in India on February 14 along with the Redmi Note 5 series. PatchWall combined with Sensy's recommendation engine turbocharges your TV viewing experience, and finally makes it easy to see what's actually on the air without having to go through your set-top box's clunky interface.

Xiaomi's India fans have been waiting for the Mi TV for a long time now and it is probably the only television in the recently history to have so much anticipation.

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