Redmi 5 Launch Event in India Today at 3 pm

Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a major upgrade at several levels but is also a step backwards in terms of battery size and screen resolution

Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a major upgrade at several levels but is also a step backwards in terms of battery size and screen resolution

The company has released MIUI 9 Global ROM to Mi Mix 2 (global version), Mi Note 3, Mi MIX, Mi 6, Mi Note 2, Mi Note Pro Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5c Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 4/4X, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm chipset variant), Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek chipset model), Mi 4i, Mi 4c, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note Prime, Mi 2, 2S, Mi Note, Redmi 3, 3 Prime, Redmi 3S, 3S Prime and Redmi 4A. Also on the list are the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite budget models, the former of which was released in India back in November around the same time as the initial MIUI 9 launch took place. In India, Redmi 5 is expected to slot in between the entry-level Redmi 5A and the Redmi Note 5. There is one information out on the phone, The e-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be exclusively on its platform.

The pro version- Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes in two RAM+Storage variants of 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB which are priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.

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The Redmi 5 has already been launched in China so we can assume that the phone will have a 5.7-inch screen HD+ resolution (1440 x 720) display with 282 PPI pixel density and an 18:9 screen ratio. While the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model of Redmi 5 was priced at CNY 899 which comes approx around Rs 8,800. The Redmi 5a Prime has a hybrid 32GB ROM and a 3GB RAM while its counterpart, the Redmi 5a houses 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with Beatuify 3.0 and LED selfie-light. In a surprise move, the smartphone manufacturer has made a decision to update all the phones including those that got released four years ago. The internal memory is expandable with the use of a microSD card. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, dual-SIM card slots with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System. The vertical placement of dual camera resembles iPhone X. Users can click Portrait mode with both rear and front camera.

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