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14 Mar 2018

Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India, starts at Rs. 7,999

Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 smartphone in India; it will be available via Amazon India, Mi.com and the Mi Home stores from March 20.

Redmi 5 starts at Rs. 7,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant; 3GB RAM/32GB model will be available for Rs. 8,999 and the 4GB RAM/64GB variant for Rs. 10,999.

Here's our roundup.

In context

Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India
At a glance

Design & Display

At a glance

Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch HD+(720x1440 pixels) 18:9 display which offers 282ppi pixel density, 450-nit peak brightness, 72 percent NTSC color gamut coverage and an eye-protection mode.

The smartphone gets a fingerprint sensor on the rear-panel which, Xiaomi says, is built using dual pyrolytic sheet technology for heat dissipation.

Redmi 5 will come in four color options- Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold.

Slimmest Redmi ever, claims Xiaomi

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For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

In terms of optics, the Redmi 5 sports a 12-MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto-Focus(PDAF), HDR, and LED flash.

On the front, you get a 5-MP camera with an LED selfie light (first on any Redmi smartphone, as per Xiaomi), face recognition, and the Smart Beauty 3.0 app for image enhancement.

Internals, Storage, Memory, Battery

Under the hood

Internals, Storage, Memory, Battery

The Redmi 5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked up to 1.8GHz, paired with Adreno 506 GPU, and 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM options.

In terms of inbuilt storage, you get three options - 16GB/32GB/64GB - which can be expanded via microSD card.

The phone also packs a 3,300 mAh battery while running MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat.

Pretty impressive

From connectivity to sensors onboard

The Redmi 5 weighs at 157 grams while measuring just 7.7mm in thickness. It is reportedly the slimmest Redmi phone ever.

In terms of connectivity, you get 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS/ A-GPS.

Further, like any modern smartphone, this too comes with several sensors on board including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and gyroscope.

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