It is time to reveal the newest smartphone from Xiaomi’s popular Redmi line! Introducing the Redmi 5 Plus and its slightly smaller, more cost efficient counterpart, the Redmi 5. The Redmi’s popularity is due, in part, to its masterful design and for being easy on consumers’ wallets, and this trend can be easily seen in this newest generation. From its sleek appearance to quality battery life, this addition to the Redmi line is sure to be what consumers are looking for, with room to grow.
Let’s get right into it, shall we?
Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus at an event in China not too long ago, showing off the gorgeous and affordable, new design. It comes preinstalled with the MIUI 9 and has an 18:9 display screen and narrow bezels. Like taking selfies? The Redmi 5 Plus also features a selfie light, which is soft-toned and aids in the taking of higher-quality self-portraits, even when the lighting isn’t the most optimal. These are the first devices of this line to feature the new selfie light. Additionally, the phones come in colorsblack, gold, pink, or blue.
Availability and Features
For the time being, the new Redmi smartphones are only available to the Chinese market. The 2GB and 16GB versions of the Redmi 5 are marked at CNY 799, or Rs. 7,800, and the 3GB and 32GB are at CNY 899/Rs. 8,800. In contrast, the 5 Plus will sell for CNY 999/Rs. 9,800 for the 3 and 32GB versions, and the 4 and 64GB versions will go for CNY 1,2999/Rs. 9,800. As it stands, these devices are the most affordable devices with the 18:9 resolutions.
Even though Xiaomi did not give an exact timeframe for the release of the phones (despite the launch date in India), they can be expected to find their way into Indian hands by the end of December with the prices staying relatively the same.
As stated before, the Redmi 5 and 5Plus devices show off the modern-style 18:9 scheme with a body made of aluminum. The corners are rounded off, and the top and bottom of the screen sport thin bezels. The back of the device has a camera and fingerprint scanner. The display for the Redmi 5 is a 5.7-inch HD with a 282ppi pixel density and powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 SoC. The 5 Plus sports a 5.99-inch FHD display with 403ppi pixel density and powered by a 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 SoC.
Also mentioned earlier, both the 5 and 5 Plus come with the MIUI 9 already installed on the devices. The MIUI 9 is an operating system based on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat and comes with a hybrid dual SIM support.
Storage and Life
Both Redmi devices come with impressive storage capacities. The Redmi 5, for instance, has a 2GB/3GB RAM with a 16GB/32GB internal storage. In comparison, the 5 Plus carries a 3GB/4GB RAM with a 34GB/64GB internal storage. These numbers can be increased through the microSD card slot. Connectivity includes 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro USB.
Both phones prove their superiority through their 3300mAh (Redmi 5) and 4000mAh (Redmi 5 Plus) batteries.
Keep an Eye Out
To summarize, the new Redmi 5 and 5 Plus show the ingenuity of Xiaomi’s contribution to the world of communication. With a sleek, modern look, increased battery power, remarkable storage capacity, and some lovely color choices among other desirable features, the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus are a must-have update to Xiaomi’s ever-evolving line of smartphones and mobile devices.
That is all the information currently available for now. More information will be presented as it becomes available.