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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are official: starting at $120 with 18:9 displays

By Scott Adam Gordon

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  • Xiaomi has unveiled its latest budget phones, going on sale in China on December 12
  • The Redmi 5 will start at ¥799 (about $120) and the Redmi 5 Plus will begin at ¥999 (about $150)
  • Both devices feature 18:9 displays, the same camera setup, and come in blue, black, gold, and rose gold

After weeks of rumors, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are now official. The new handsets were unveiled in China earlier today and, in typical Xiaomi fashion, they’re set to deliver high-quality on a tight budget.

These are slim, aluminium-clad devices with fashionable 18:9 displays, and while similar in looks, inside, they house quite different specs configurations. Here’s what we know about them so far.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs

  • Display: 5.7-inch, 18:9, HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh with micro USB connector
  • Rear camera: 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 MP front camera with soft-light selfie flash
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • Fingerprint scanner: yes

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specs

  • Display: 5.99-inch, 18:9, Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display
  • Chip: Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh with micro USB connector
  • Rear camera: 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 MP front camera with soft-light selfie flash
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Fingerprint scanner: yes

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Price

Xiaomi rarely fails to deliver when it comes to competitive prices and it’s once again on form with the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. The Redmi 5 will arrive in these flavours:

  • 2 GB RAM / 16 GB ROM — ¥799 (~$120)
  • 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM — ¥899 (~$135)

While the Redmi 5 Plus comes in at the following:

  • 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM — ¥999 (~$150)
  • 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM — ¥1,299 (~$180)

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus release date and availability

This pair has only been launched in China as of right now (they may arrive to India sometime later, though) and they’re set to go on sale December 12. They’re coming in blue, gold, rose gold and black.

That’s all we’ve got on the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus for now, but we’ll have more information on them in the coming weeks. What are your first impressions? Let us know in the comments.

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Source:: android authority

    

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