Xiaomi is back again with the release of two new handsets named Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in the company’s home market.
The two handsets come with almost the same specs whilst highlighting the popular 18:9 display aspect ratio. As far as we know, there is no word on whether or not the handsets will see a global launch.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes in tow variants including 2GB RAM/ 16GB and 3GB RAM/ 32GB, both priced at CNY 799 and CNY 899 respectively.
The Redmi 5 Plus also comes in two variants such as 3GB RAM/ 32GB and 4GB RAM/ 64GB, with price tags of CNY 999 and CNY 1,299.
According to Xiaomi, both handsets are expected to ship with a free TPU protection case in the box. And will be offered in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold color options.
As earlier mentioned, the two handsets differ in few spec features. The Redmi 5 brings a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) 18:9 display tagged with a 282ppi pixel density and a 72 percent NTSC color gamut. The Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, brings a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) 18:9 display clubbed with a 403ppi pixel density and a 84 percent NTSC color gamut.
The Redmi 5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked at up to 1.8GHz, while the Redmi 5 Plus bears an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up 2GHz. The former comes with2GB and 3GB, RAM speed, while the latter offer 3GB and 4GB variants.
In the camera department, both handsets feature a 12-megapixel rear camera tagged with a 1.25-micron pixel sensor, a f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and flash feature. At the front, the handsets pack a 5-megapixel camera clubbed with a soft-light selfie flash module.
The two handsets come with fingerprint sensors on the rear panel and expandable storage via microSD card. Both smartphones come with connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n on Redmi 5 and a/b/g/n on Redmi 5 Plus), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Finally, the Redmi 5 packs a 3300mAh battery, while the Redmi 5 Plus offers a 4000mAh battery.