Xiaomi Redmi 5 was released in China in December 2017. The device is the successor of popular Redmi 4. Redmi 5 was launched in two configurations, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Surprisingly Xiaomi started selling 4GB variants from January 25.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

The new Xiaomi Redmi 5 has 32GB internal storage and priced at $135 (Rs 8.5 approx.). The device is available in black, gold, and light blue colors. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440×720) LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Packing in a 3,000 mAh battery, Xiaomi claims it can last up-to two days.

 

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It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC featuring clusters of Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and an Adreno 506 GPU. There’s a 12MP rear camera with LED flash, while the front camera has 5MP sensor with LED flash that brightens up low-light selfies.

It runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. Connectivity options include 3.5mm earphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, a hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a microUSB port,

One main reason why Xiaomi didn’t promote this variant is because of Xiaomi’s own Redmi 5 Plus. The device has upgraded processor, 4GB RAM, more internal storage and a better SoC. Also, it is priced around $195 which narrows the gap between Redmi 5’s 4GB variant.

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