Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Goes On Sale Today

Eloise Marshall
March 14, 2018

Smartphone manufacturers, Xiaomi has concluded plans to unveil four of its latest smart phones, Redmi Note 5a, Redmi Note 5a Prime, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus exclusively on Jumia Nigeria website. Many of their popular models like Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 3 are still stuck in older Android versions. As for pre-loaded apps, MIUI 9 comes with an all-new Mi Video application boasting a simplified user interface, as well as a new Gallery application introducing additional editing options and cloud backup capabilities.

Like the Mi TV 4A event a week ago, Redmi 5 India launch will be an online-only event.

In China, the prices for the Redmi 5 start at CNY 799 (or roughly Rs 7,800) for the base variant, packing 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and CNY 899 (or roughly Rs 8,800) for the 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage.

We already know that the device will be an Amazon exclusive after the e-commerce giant published a launch page for the upcoming device.

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All the devices feature a 5.5'HD screen with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and have a super slim 8.4mm thickness and uni-body metal chassis for aesthetic look. The Reliance Jio Football Offer of Rs 2,200 instant cashback is also applicable on the purchase.

The handset features a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.

In terms of hardware specifications, Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC based on a 14nm FinFET technology and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The other goodies on board the Redmi 5 are Android 7.1 Nougat topped with MIUI 9, 4G VoLTE, dual SIM support and a 3300mAh battery. The internal memory is expandable with the use of a microSD card. In a surprise move, the smartphone manufacturer has made a decision to update all the phones including those that got released four years ago. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and Global Positioning System. The device sports a symmetrical design with the rear camera and fingerprint sensor perfectly aligned on the back as well as with the micro USB port on the bottom.

On the front is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, AI-based Beautify 4.0 and LED selfie-light.

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