Xiaomi added a new smartphone to its budget portfolio in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 was first launched in China.
With prices starting at Rs 7,999 for the base model, the Redmi 5 seeks to counter the likes of the Moto G5s in the affordable, feature-rich segment.
The Redmi 5 has been launched in three variants.
The 2GB RAM+16GB internal storage model is priced at Rs 7,999. The 3GB +32GB internal storage model will cost Rs 8,999, while the 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage model will cost Rs 10,999.
The Redmi 5 will be available for purchase from March 20, 2018, across mi.com, Amazon India, and Mi Home offline stores.
It will be made available on other partner offline stores at a later stage. Color choices include black, gold, lake blue, and rose gold.
The Redmi 5 boasts a metal unibody design. It flaunts a 5.7-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1440×720 pixels, and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset SoC.
For optics, there’s a 12-megapixel sensor with phase detection auto-focus, and support for 1080p video recording @30fps.
Up front, there’s a 5-megapixel camera which also comes with supports 1080p video recording. The smartphone is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery.
On the software front, the Redmi 5 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 layered above.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, 4G with VoLTE calling, and rear fingerprint sensor.