Xiaomi has officially launched the new Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The event held in India revealed that prices start at INR9,999 for the Redmi Note 5 and INR13,999 for the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Both phones will be available online through Flipkart and Mi.com and offline through retail partners. (Click here to buy them)
is a brand new device making its global debut in India. It has the same 5.99-inch display as the Redmi Note 5
but a new Snapdragon 636 processor with 4+4 Kryo 260 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 509 GPU.
You get a choice of 4GB or 6GB RAM along with and 64GB of storage. On the back is a new dual camera system consisting of a 12MP f/2.2 primary camera and 5MP f/2.0 depth sensor. On the front is a 20MP camera with LED flash. The phone was announced with Face Unlock, making it the first Xiaomi to feature the tech.
Has a 5.99-inch display with a 2160 x 1080px resolution which translates to an 18:9 aspect ratio. This is one of the biggest changes in the Redmi Note series. Xiaomi has departed from the archaic 16:9 aspect ratio and moved on to the modern design and kept up with the industry trends.
Under the hood, the Redmi note 5
has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 2.0GHz octa-core
processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB
of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card. Surprisingly, there is not much of an upgrade here, as the Redmi Note 4 also had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. That being said, this chipset is extremely popular in the price segment and won’t disappoint a lot of power users.