Xiaomi on Thursday unveiled Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China. Xiomi Redmi 5 starts at 799 Yuan (Approximately Rs 7,800) whereas Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus starts at 999 Yuan (Approximately Rs 9,700). Both the handsets go on sale in China starting December 12.
The key highlight, both of them have a 18:9 aspect ratio display to offer. Specs-wise, Xiaomi Redmi 5 sport a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, whereas Redmi 5 Plus features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
Powering Xiaomi Redmi 5 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC and 2GB/3GB of RAM. Meanwhile, Redmi 5 Plus packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor (similar to Xiaomi Redmi Mi A1 and Xiami Redmi Note 4) and 3GB/4GB of RAM.
Both the handsets carry a separate microSD card slot for storage expansion. A 3,300mAh battery backs the Redmi 5, and a 4,000mAh battery supports the Redmi 5 Plus.
Both Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus have similar camera offerings like a 12-megapixel primary camera along with an LED flash. Up front, there’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a soft-light selfie flash.
Xiaomi recently unveiled Xiaomi Redmi 5A in India. Hence, the company is also expected to announce Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in the future.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display with 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 308 GPU for graphics.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A ships at an introductory price of Rs 4,999 for 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and goes all the way up to Rs 6,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.