Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus To Launch On 7 December

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To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone was launched in China last month at 599 Yuan which is approximately Rs 5,884.

The Redmi Note 5 will be the successor to the extremely popular Redmi Note 4. The Chinese tech company has announced that it will unveil the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China on December 7. It has been seen on the TENAA website. We have all the details below.

Other than that, the Redmi 5 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, as opposed to the Snapdragon 625 SoC suggested by the recent leaks.

According to the leaks, this new device will have a 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. And like the previously leaked images reveal, the new one also show off an 18:9 touchscreen for the Redmi 5. To be precise, it'll have a 5.7-inch 18:9 HD (1440×720) screen, which translates into an area equivalent to a 5.5-inch 16:9 display. It will support expandable storage via microSD card up to 128GB and the handset will also have a hybrid SIM slot. The device will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 out of the box. Find your favorite games and play on your phone.

In terms of camera, the device will feature a 12 Megapixel rear camera and a 5 Megapixel front facing camera. The listing on the TENAA sites tipped readers off that the Redmi Note 5 would also have a 4000mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the 4100mAh battery that was available with the Redmi Note 4.

Word of the new phone started with a listing on TENAA (an agency which is China's telecommunication authority), which indicated two models - code-named MEE7 and MET7. The handset itself will have purportedly rounded corners if the leaked images are to be believed and the device itself will measure 158.5×75.4x8mm and it will weigh around 180 grams.

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Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi's first phone in India which boasts a Selfie-light. Perhaps, that's something they're saving for the higher end models.

There are two premium editions and these come with fingerprint scanners as well as upgraded specifications.

The smartphone is expected to pack 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Customers can also by the smartphones via Xiaomi's offline retail partners including Reliance Digital.

As stated earlier, the Redmi 5 will arrive in several memory configurations. But going by the tagline "Desh ka smartphone", it seems the upcoming device is from the Redmi lineage. We just have to have a few more days to know what the device is really made of.

The official Redmi India Twitter account was also abuzz with the teaser and the company provided a vital clue about the power efficiency of the new "Desh ka Smartphone".

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