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Xiaomi To Launch Redmi 5 In India Today

Xiaomi is anticipating the launch of Redmi 5 by highlighting various key features of the smartphone

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Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi could be launching Redmi 5 in India today (14 March) at 3 pm. Xiaomi has been promoting Redmi 5 as “Compact Powerhouse” on social media by highlighting the key features of the smartphone.

E-commerce website Amazon has also revealed that Redmi 5 will be an Amazon exclusive. Along with Amazon, Redmi 5 will also be available through and Mi Homes across India. Redmi 5 is expected to be launched at a price of around Rs 8,000.

Redmi 5 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor. The handset might be available in three RAM variants of 2GB/3GB/4GB. It has 16GB/32GB of internal storage. 

Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch FHD (1440 x 720) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. The smartphone will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. On the front a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery; there is also a fingerprint sensor below the rear camera for unlocking the device.

Connectivity options include- dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB, 4G VoLTE, GPS, and GLONASS. The smartphone measures 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm and weighs 157 grams.