Earlier, Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President of Xiaomi and Managing Director of Xiaomi India had tweeted that the company sold 1 million units of the Redmi 5A entry-level smartphone in less than a month. The company made the announcement through its Redmi India Twitter account, saying both the models will be available online for purchase.
Xiaom has used the hashtag #CompactPowerhouse to promote the device and seeing that the Redmi 5 in China has a 3,300 mAh battery, we could expect the same in the Indian version. Xiaomi is hosting an online launch event at 3pm IST on Wednesday where all the details related to price, specifications, and first sale date of the smartphone will be revealed.
The pro version- Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes in two RAM+Storage variants of 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB which are priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively.
Buyers can also buy Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro offline through Mi Home stores and Xiaomi partner stores across India.
All the devices feature a 5.5'HD screen with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels and have a super slim 8.4mm thickness and uni-body metal chassis for aesthetic look.
The Chinese electronics company has created a niche in budget smartphone market in India thanks to its history of giving incredible value for money devices. If Xiaomi follows a similar strategy, then Redmi 5 could will also have a similar price range as a year ago. There could also be a live stream on YouTube and Xiaomi's Facebook page.
Under the hood, the Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor along with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM.
Redmi Note 5 is in 3 GB RAM with 32 Gb storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage variants. It runs on Android Nougat-based Xiaomi's own MIUI 9 layer, offering major customizations to users.
For optics, the Redmi Note 5 features a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has 32GB/64GB of storage which is expandable through a MicroSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with Beatuify 3.0 and LED selfie-light.