But, you never know, Xiaomi might launch more than just one TV as they are claiming to launch a new series. The smartphone is teased for March 14 launch event. In addition to that, Xiaomi also conducted the sale of the new Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro on the same date.
Interestingly, Chang Cheng in Weibo did repost the entry about Redmi Note 5 from page Lei Jun, the head Xiaomi, which in itself is a rare phenomenon.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 will succeed the Redmi 4, which has done exceptionally well in India. Out of these two, the Redmi Note 5 is the Indian variant of Redmi 5 Plus which was launched in China a year ago. To give a brief background around this update, Xiaomi had subsidised the Redmi 5A's starting price to Rs. 4,999 at launch, with the claim of it going back to the regular price after 5 million units are sold. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 799 (Roughly Rs 8,000). Along with Redmi 5 Plus, Xiaomi also launched Redmi 5 and the phone was not yet launched in India. Xiaomi Redmi 5 was launched in China in December previous year. The price of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is CNY 899 which is equal to Rs.8800 and the price of 4GB RAM variant with 32GB storage variant is CNY 1099 which is equal to Rs.11,000. The resolution of the display is 720×1440 pixels. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. The Redmi 5 comes with a full screen display having an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The Redmi 5A is a dual SIM smartphone that comes with MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the device in two variants, one with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. A microSD has been thrown in to expand the internal storage. There will be a fingerprint sensor placed at the back of the smartphone just below the camera module.
It will come equipped with a 12MP rear camera along with a 5MP front-facing camera.