Like the company was rumoured for a long time, Xiaomi today announced its new mid-range smartphones – Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5. The two phones are the successor to last years Redmi Note 4, that went on to reportedly become the largest selling phone in India. Both the phones come with a tall 18:9 display while the Redmi Note Pro includes a dual-camera setup on the back as well.
While the Redmi Note 5 is seemingly the rebranded version of the Redmi 5 Plus that was launched a few weeks back, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a new product altogether. The latter has a camera housing that is very similar to that of iPhone X with the two cameras placed in a vertical capsule that flank the LED flash. It is also the first phone in the industry to sport the Snapdragon 636 processor.
Talking about the Redmi Note 5 Pro, it has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass on top. It is available in two RAM and storage variants, one with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage and other with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As mentioned earlier, the phone runs on the Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU. 4000mAh battery is onboard while the phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9. The primary camera on the back has a 12MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, while it has a secondary 5MP f/2.0 camera. The one on the front has a 20MP sensor and is coupled with an LED flash. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back and supports hybrid dual SIM cards.
The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, comes with some major hardware changes that include a Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone has a single 12MP camera sensor on the back, the one that is also present on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, along with a 5MP front camera. It is announced to be available in two RAM and storage variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB of flash memory and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB of flash memory. The phone shares rest of its specifications with the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Both the devices have been announced in four colour options namely Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue. The Redmi Note 5 starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM variant will be available at Rs. 11,999. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has been priced at Rs. 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM variant and the 6GB RAM variant will be available for Rs. 16,999. They will be available on Mi.com, Flipkart, and across all Mi Home stores starting February 22. Xiaomi plans to make the phones available in other offline stores very soon.
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