Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones at an event held in China. Both these devices come with 18:9 aspect ratio displays which make them the most affordable Xiaomi phones with bezel-less displays. For such bigger displays, the company has also packed a bigger battery so that users can consume media or play games without having to worry about battery issues.
To start with the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, it sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display. Under the hood, it has an octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM. It offers 32GB and 64GB internal storage with support for microSD cards. There is a 12-megapixel camera on the back with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera. The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 out of the box.
In comparison, the Redmi 5 sports a smaller 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display and comes with 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. It offers 16GB or 32GB internal storage option with microSD card support. There is 3300mAh battery with MIUI 9. As for the camera department, it is same as Plus variant.
Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 5 Plus at CNY 999 (about Rs. 9,728) and CNY 1299 (about Rs. 12,650) for 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variants. On the other hand, the Redmi 5 will cost you CNY 799 (about Rs. 7,781) and CNY 899 (Rs. 8,754) for 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB models. Both these smartphones will go on sale starting December 12th.