Xiaomi Unveils Redmi 5 for INR 7999 in India

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Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has unveiled Redmi 5 in India. The affordably-priced smartphone marks the first time that the full screen display innovation has been introduced in a phone as accessible as Redmi 5, cementing Xiaomi’s commitment to providing the latest smartphone technology at the most amazing prices.

Xiaomi was the first technology company to bring the full screen display concept mainstream with its groundbreaking Mi MIX in 2016. Redmi 5 now delivers this same experience to a new wave of mobile users, allowing them to benefit from the increased usable screen area while retaining a compact form factor.

Redmi smartphones have always brought the best technology at amazing prices to users worldwide. Other than the 18:9 display, Redmi 5 brings features previously unseen in this category, including a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 14nm eight-core processor, large pixel (1.25μm) sensor for the rear camera and front Selfie-light. All these features packed into a compact framework, makes Redmi 5 a truly compact powerhouse.

18:9 display with rounded corners

With a 5.7-inch 18:9 display that takes up almost the entire front surface, Redmi 5 provides a much larger viewing area compared with traditional 16:9 screen display. This gives a better user experience whether users are reading news, editing spreadsheets, or playing games on their smartphone.

In addition, Redmi 5 has a screen with rounded display corners and is designed with close attention to symmetry, delivering a stunning appearance. It also features a four-sided curved design that gives users an amazing hand-feel.

Large 1.25μm pixels and front LED Selfie-light for natural, well-exposed photos

Redmi 5 comes with a rear camera sporting a large 1.25μm-pixel sensor, something that’s usually seen on flagship devices. The larger the pixels, the more light a sensor can capture, giving better image quality even in situations when lighting conditions are not perfect.

The front Selfie-light on Redmi 5 allows users to capture beautiful selfies even in low-light conditions. With an always-on mode, this also works when shooting videos. Combined with Xiaomi’s Beautify 3.0, Redmi 5 delivers flattering and natural selfies.

Large battery and power-efficient 14nm Snapdragon™ chipset

Battery life is one of the most important features on the Redmi series, and Redmi 5 continues this tradition with a built-in 3300mAh battery. The power-efficient 14nm FinFET Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ chipset, coupled with enhancements in MIUI 9, give Redmi 5 a long battery life that will easily last users through a day.

Slimmest Redmi yet

With a premium metal body, Redmi 5 features a thickness of a mere 7.7mm, making it the slimmest Redmi smartphone yet. This is achieved without making compromises on the battery life of the phone, which is something that users would appreciate.

Flagship-level testing standards

Xiaomi’s Redmi series is widely recognized for high quality, a result of various factors including the use of best-in-class suppliers, and extremely stringent reliability tests comparable to those used for flagship devices.

One example of Xiaomi’s dedication to introducing the highest quality features on all its devices is a design tailored to buffer the impact of any fall in the new Redmi 5. With a reinforced structure, the likelihood of a broken screen is reduced in cases when a user drops the smartphone, landing corner first. Furthermore, enhancements to the earpiece, including an additional waterproof layer, help protect Redmi 5 from sweat and dust, reducing the likelihood of the call volume dropping over time.


Redmi 5 will be available in a weekly sale starting 20th March across Mi.com, Amazon and Mi Home stores for 7,999 INR, 8,999 INR and 10,999 INR for the 2GB + 16GB, 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants respectively. Redmi 5 will also be made available across all offline partners in the coming weeks.