Xiaomi unveils Redmi 5 smartphone with 18:9 display


If you need a more compact smartphone with similar toppings, you'll like Xiaomi Mi 6 - Chinese flagship on Qualcomm 835 with a 5.15 inch screen that supports a resolution of Full HD.

According to the teasers and promo videos, the larger Redmi 5 Plus is expected to sport narrower bezels than the Redmi 5. The feature highlights of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus incorporate the utilization of an 18:9 show viewpoint proportion, giving an immersive wide-screen impact that as per Xiaomi is better to game and media utilization, aside from a delicate conditioned selfie light for enhanced low-light photography. It offers both a Fingerprint sensor and an Infrared sensor.

The Redmi 5 base variant (2 Gb) starts off at just $120 or Rs 7,800 approx.

These are definitely cheap phones by global standards, then, with the 5 Plus sounding like particularly good value. These smartphones offer all new 18:9 aspect ratio display.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus come in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold and will go on sale in China on December 12. The two Redmi 5 variants are priced at 799 Yuan ($121) and 899 Yuan ($136), respectively, while the two Redmi 5 Plus models cost 999 Yuan ($151) and 1,299 Yuan ($196) in China, respectively. The company has announced the devices only for China and it will be available on December 12th.

The Redmi 5 is the more affordable option, with the phone featuring a 5.7-inch HD+ panel with a resolution of 1440 x 720. It comes in 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage.

As far as the camera is concerned, the handset features a 12MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF while on the front, it has a 5MP snapper with LED flash.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). But thanks to the power-efficient Snapdragon 450 chipset (built on Samsung's 14nm FinFET process) and software optimizations, Xiaomi says the phone lasts up to two days on a single charge. All of this is powered by a large 3300 mAh battery. Another bonus that Plus owners will get over the regular-sized Redmi 5 is the battery - it has 4,000 mAh capacity. Storage is expandable up to 128GB.