Xiaomi has unveiled their ‘All-rounder’ Redmi Note 5 in India, which is a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus that was announced in China towards the end of last year. The handset goes on sale starting at Rs 9999 from February 22, 2018.
The key highlights of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 being a large full-screen display with relatively thin bezels and LED light for selfies that looks decent enough on-paper at least. Xiaomi has opted to retain a big battery and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC found on its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4.
For specs rundown, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 now has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen (2160 x 1080 pixels) with 18:9 aspect ratio to offer, making room for some extra real-estate and resulting in 403 ppi pixel density. The screen also has Gorilla Glass and 2.5D glass layered on top as well as rounded corners.
Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip ticking at 2GHz, coupled with Adreno 506 graphics. It houses a 12MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Up front, there’s a 5MP secondary camera for selfies alongside LED light support, as mentioned earlier.
Design-wise, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 measures 8.1mm in thickness and weighs 180g. It runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out of the box. It provides a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 4000mAh battery. The standard Connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth and microUSB 2.0 (not type-C).
The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes in two variants (3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage) and multiple colour options like Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue. The 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant, however, costs Rs 11999.