Xiaomi earlier this week released images of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus ahead of their December 7 launch, giving us a pretty good look at the design of the upcoming budget phones. Now, we may have just received the pricing of the two phones courtesy online retailer AliExpress. The smartphones are set to succeed the Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4, and based on the images revealed, they will sport a new design language with slimmer bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
AliExpress has listed the Redmi 5 with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage option at $199 (approx Rs 12,800), while the Redmi 5 Plus with 3GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage at $249 (approx Rs 16,000). These prices keep in line with past reports, so there may be some truth to the listing. However, this should be taken with a pinch of salt. Both the devices are also expected to be available in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold colour options.
Earlier this week, Donovan Sung, Xiaomi Global spokesperson, revealed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus ahead of launch. The images posted keep true to past reports that the two phones will sport bezel-less displays as has been the industry trend this year. Both the phones will look identical, and will only differ in the display size with the Redmi 5 Plus being the larger of the two. They are expected to sport a metal body with a fingerprint sensor on the back just below the rear camera.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications
Sung’s tweets didn’t reveal anything about the specs, but as per past reports, the Redmi 5 could sport a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC compared to the Snapdragon 435 processor inside the Redmi 4. The phone is tipped to come in a choice of 2G + 16GB or 3GB + 32GB configurations. Additionally, the Redmi 5 is rumoured to run on Android 7.1 Nougat.
While the next-gen Redmi smartphone is expected to come with a new design language and updated hardware, past reports suggests the cameras will not see a major bump. It is expected to sport a 12-megapixel sensor on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also rumoured to house a 3200mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specifications
The larger Redmi 5 Plus may sport narrower bezels than the Redmi 5, at least that’s what the teasers and promo videos suggest. As a Plus model, it is tipped to sport a 5.9-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 625 or 630 SoC coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB and 64GB storage, respectively.
Like the Redmi 5, the Redmi 5 Plus is also expected to bear a 5-megapixel sensor up front with LED Flash and a 12-megapixel rear camera. It could also sport a large 4000mAh battery.
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