Xiaomi Redmi 5 / Redmi 5 Plus announced with full-screen displays, Snapdragon processors

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Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China. The budget Android Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 full-screen display, with Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor and a 3300 mAh battery. The larger Redmi 5 Plus packs in a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display running on the Snapdragon 625 processor and a 4000 mAh battery.

Sadly, both still run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat instead of the latest Android Oreo, but do come with MIUI 9 onboard. Xiaomi has put a 12-megapixel rear camera on both phones with larger 1.25μm pixel size sensor, which makes for better low-light capabilities. There's a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera available as well. Given the full-screen display, the fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will come in Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold color options. It will be going on sale in China starting December 12. The Redmi 5 2GB RAM variant with 16GB storage has been priced at 799 Yuan (US$ 120 / Rs. 7,790), while the 3GB RAM option with 32GB storage comes in at 899 Yuan (US$ 135 / Rs. 8,790).

The Redmi 5 Plus also comes in two options, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage priced at 999 Yuan (US$ 150 / Rs. 9,750) and a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB internal storage priced at 1299 Yuan (US$ 190 / Rs. 12,700). Both are expected to launch next year in India.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi 5 Plus - Specifications, Price Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

  • 5.7-inch HD+ Display, 1440x720 Pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.5D Curved Glass display, 450 Nits Brightness
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core, Snapdragon 450 Processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2/3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB Storage, Expandable up to 128GB with microSD card slot
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9
  • 12MP Rear Camera, PDAF, f/2.2 Aperture Lens, 1.25μm Pixel Size, LED Flash, 1080p Recording
  • 5MP Front-facing Camera, LED flash, 1080p Recording
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Hybrid Dual-SIM
  • Thickness: 7.7mm; Weight: 157g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio
  • 3300mAh Battery (Non-removable)


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specifications

  • 5.99-inch HD+ Display, 2160x1080 Pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.5D Curved Glass display, 450 Nits Brightness
  • 2.0GHz Octa-Core, Snapdragon 625 Processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB Storage, Expandable up to 128GB with microSD card slot
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9
  • 12MP Rear Camera, PDAF, f/2.2 Aperture Lens, 1.25μm Pixel Size, LED Flash, 1080p Recording
  • 5MP Front-facing Camera, LED flash, 1080p Recording
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, Hybrid Dual-SIM
  • Thickness: 8.05mm; Weight: 180g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio
  • 4000mAh Battery (Non-removable)