Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India today. The company also introduced Redmi Note 4’s successor the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 alongside. The smartphones are the first from the Chinese OEM’s inventory in India to flaunt 18:9 display. That’s not all, the bigger sibling of the new Redmi Note series feature vertically stacked dual rear cameras.
Xiaomi has announced two variants of the Redmi Note 5 Pro- 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage. The handset tags a price starting at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM model and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM version. The new Redmi smartphone will be available for purchase via Xiaomi’s official website mi.com and e-commerce platform, Flipkart from 22nd Feb.
The mid-range Redmi Note 5 Pro has a longish form factor with an elongated display. The key selling points of the device are of course its 18:9 screen and dual camera arrangement on the back side. While many are claiming that the phone has near-bezel less display our naked eyes found it hard to believe. More on that later.
We’ve had the device for a few hours to play with and without fuddling much, we would like to share a few points that we observed while using the all-new Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, runs Android Nougat OS, sports 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera and a 20MP front camera with LED flash. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform with 8 Kyro 260 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 509 graphics.
Our test unit had 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage that can be increased up to 256GB using microSD card. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and packs a 4000mAh battery.