Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus announced with bigger displays

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In an official event in China, Chinese Xiaomi has launched two new smartphone in the Redmi series called the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Both the device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at 799 yuan (around $120 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage variant, 899 yuan (around $135) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage options. The bigger Redmi 5 Plus is priced at 999 yuan (around $151) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage option and the Redmi 5 Plus with 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage variant is priced at 1299 yuan (around $195). Both the devices will be available with Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold color options and will be available for sale in China starting from December 12th.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits Brightness, 72% NTSC Color Gamut, 1000: 1 Contrast Ratio and 1440 × 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It has two variants with 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage with both supporting expandable storage up to 128GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9 and supports Hybrid Dual SIM.

Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5

It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm. pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. A 3300mAh battery is available for backing up and connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear side and has an infrared sensor as well. It measures 151.8 × 72.8 × 7.7mm and weights 157 grams.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The bigger Redmi 5 Plus features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with 450 nits Brightness, 84% NTSC Color Gamut, 1000: 1 Contrast Ratio and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM + 32GB internal storage capacity, 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage with both variants supporting expandable storage up to 128GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9 on top and supports Hybrid Dual SIMs.

It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. It is backed up by a 4000mAh battery and connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear side and it also has an infrared sensor available. It measures 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm and weights 180 grams.