Smartphone Evolution! Xiaomi's Redmi 5 & Redmi 5 Plus Smartphones

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Now Official: The First 18:9 Phones Under Its Budget Series

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus offers a slightly bigger and better 5.99-inch edge to edge bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass. Both are the first Redmi series phone from the company to arrive with full screen design. Both the devices highlight a symmetrical design with the rear camera and fingerprint sensor perfectly aligned on the back as well as with the microUSB port on the bottom. The smartphones will be available in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold color variants.

Redmi 5 begins at 799 yuan (Rs 7,700 approximately) for 16GB capacity variation, while the 32GB storage model is valued at 899 yuan (Rs 8,700 approximately).

These are definitely low-cost phones by global standards, then, with the 5 Plus sounding like particularly good value. Both models feature FullView displays with 18:9 aspect ratio. Its connectivity features will be same as Xiaomi Redmi 5. The device comes in two variants- one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

We're still not sure about the Indian launch of the 2 new handsets but we're pretty sure Xiaomi will hurry the launch before the end of December. The previous measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weigh 157 grams, while the last measures 158.5×75.45×8.05mm and weigh 180 grams. Underneath, there's the Snapdragon 450 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera with flash, and a 3300 mAh battery. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage of the "Plus" variant comes at CNY 999, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB is priced at CNY 1299. The phones have an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyro, hall sensor, and a proximity sensor.

Network alternatives on the Redmi 5 include 2.4G Wi-Fi, 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Display, GLONASS, and Beidou situating. Both the handsets come with full-screen displays and an 18:9 aspect ratio for an immersive media and gaming experience, keeping true to past rumours and pre-launch reveals. The smaller Redmi 5 comes with a 3,200mAh battery whereas Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi's love with the Snapdragon 625 SoC continues with the Redmi 5 Plus as it uses the same SoC.

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