While the sale of Redmi 5 is expected to be an Amazon India exclusive along with brand's official website, the smartphone has been termed as "Compact Powerhouse" on various promoting platforms. Xiaomi has been posting teasers about the new upcoming smartphone using the hashtag CompactPowerhouse. In China, Redmi 5 has been priced starting at CNY 799 which roughly translates around Rs 7,800 for the base variant which packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Buyers can also buy Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro offline through Mi Home stores and Xiaomi partner stores across India.
The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro were introduced last month in the country, and boast narrow-bezel display and enhanced camera features as their highlights. This will put the pricing for the upcoming smartphone under Rs. 9,999, but we just have to wait a few hours to find out the final pricing for the variants headed to India. There could also be a live stream on YouTube and Xiaomi's Facebook page. Alternatively, you can also watch the live stream on Xiaomi's official Mi.com website, where it is now running a countdown for the launch event.
The Redmi 5 will most likely be positioned in the affordable price segment, below its elder sibling, the Redmi Note 5.
For optics, the Redmi Note 5 features a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
Redmi 5 comes packed with a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720x1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The device, as mentioned above, was launched in two variants - 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It is equipped with a dual-camera module at the back, which includes a combination of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors, supported by LED flash. On the software front, the Redmi Note 5 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box layered with MIUI 9 atop. In a surprise move, the smartphone manufacturer has made a decision to update all the phones including those that got released four years ago.