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Xiaomi Redmi 5 And Redmi 5 Plus Unveiled Ahead Of Scheduled Launch; Watch Promo Videos

by Vinay Patel / Dec 05, 2017 09:32 AM EST
Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus makes an appearance online ahead of its December 7 launch.

Xiaomi will be unveiling the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China on Thursday, December 7, but the phones have found their way onto the internet ahead of their scheduled announcement. Director of product management at Xiaomi, Donovan Sung took to his Twitter handle to give smartphone enthusiasts a brief glimpse of the upcoming phones in the form of photos.

While the tweet did not divulge details about the device's specifications or pricing, it confirmed earlier speculations that indicated the handsets will sport slim bezels. Moreover, the screen seems to feature 18:9 aspect ratio as suggested by previous reports.

The notable difference, according to TheVerge is that the Redmi 5 phones may come bearing a reasonable price tag. While it isn't the company's crown jewel lineup, the Redmi series is definitely important to the Beijing-based handset maker, particularly in India.

The Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 garnered huge popularity among Indian smartphone users. Latest IDC figures deem them as the most popular phones in the country. In fact, both devices played a vital role in helping Xiaomi catch up with Samsung to claim the coveted title of India's number one smartphone brand.

The images exhibit the smartphones from every angle. They will bear a striking resemblance to each other and will only differ in terms of display size, with the Redmi 5 Plus being the bigger one of the two. The devices will be housed in a metal body with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor placed just below the rear camera with flash, IndiaToday reported.

Aside from that, the images verify that the phones will be up for grabs in a choice of Light Blue, Pink and Black colors. The images come after recently-surfaced promo videos that showed both handsets from the front, sporting slim bezels.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs

Based on earlier reports, Xiaomi Redmi 5 could come with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with 720x1440p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is expected to pack Snapdragon 450 SoC, which could be coupled with 64GB storage option and 4GB of RAM. Furthermore, the device is rumored to come running on Android 7.1 Nougat.

On the photography front, the Redmi 5 is likely to sport a 12MP sensor on the back and a 5MP front snapper. It will be backed by a 3200mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specs

The Redmi 5 Plus could sport relatively slimmer bezels than its smaller sibling, the Redmi 5 if the promo videos are anything to go by. It will come with a slightly bigger 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with 1080x2160p resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It will either be powered by a Snapdragon 625 or SD630 SoC paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively.

The Redmi 5 Plus will have a 12MP rear-mounted camera and a 5MP sensor in the front. The phone will be backed by a robust 4000mAh battery.

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