Official: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Comes to India as Redmi Note 5

Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi as expected today has officially announced Redmi Note 5 in India, the company's latest addition to its Redmi product portfolio. It has identical specs and body design as the Redmi 5 Plus that was introduced in China in December last year.

In build, the phone is clad in a full metal unibody that is 8.05mm thick at its thinnest point, weighing just 179.5 grams. It features the modern 18:9 Full Screen display with a brilliant Full HD+ (2160p) pixel resolution, and under-the-hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU.

The Redmi Note 5 is offered in 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage versions, both expandable via a MicroSD slot provided. It runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box just like last year Redmi 5 Plus with Xiaomi's MIUI 9.2 on top. It has a fingerprint sensor at the back and is powered by a 3000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications

  • 5.99-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2160x1080) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 64-bit 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform, Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, IR sensor
  • Battery: 4,000mAh / 3900mAh
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm
  • Weight: 179.5 grams
  • Colour(s): Lake Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Black

The Redmi Note 5 is FlipKart exclusive. The base version with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 9,999 (US$150), while the 4GB RAM version costs Rs 11,999 (US$180). It will be available in coming days.
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