Redmi 5 Announcement : Budget Bezel Less Device at 120$

With the latest trend in smartphones being the bezel-less screen or the Full view display, every flagship device has started sporting one.But owning a flagship is not for everybody. Xiaomi has just announced their Redmi 5 series as a solution. A budget device with full view display. Exciting right!!

Xiaomi, which started out competing with other top brands a few years back has become one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world. Redmi was a part of their brand that promoted excellent smartphones at a budget price point. This years Redmi 4, 4A and Note 4 saw them rising as Indias No 1 smartphone brand, standing at par with Samsung, who are world leaders. Xiaomi rose from 6% market share to a whopping 22% closing in on Samsung at 23%. Their ability to deliver on excellent smartphones at affordable prices with exemplary service has led them to this position.Redmi 5 Announcement : Budget Bezel Less Device at 120$ 1

The Redmi 5, which is its newest variant was all in the news, with its leaks about a Full view display, and yesterday Xiaomi made it Official, with an event held in China. Xiaomi put forward an excellent device, with full view 18:9 display, starting at just 120$. So now we don’t have to burn a hole in our pockets, to set in with the latest trend. Xiaomi will release the Redmi 5 and also a similar looking, but larger Redmi 5 plus. Let’s take a quick look at the announced specifications and features.

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Redmi 5/5Plus Specifications

Redmi 5

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 5.7-inch 18:9 “HD+” LCD display
  • 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB memory options
  • 3300mAh battery
  • 12MP+5MP with 1.25-micron pixels
  • Selfie light
  • Micro USB charging
  • Finger-print scanner

Redmi 5 plus

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 5.99-inch 18:9 “Full HD+” LCD display
  • 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB memory options
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • 12MP+5MP with 1.25-micron pixels
  • Selfie light
  • Micro USB port
  • Finger-print scanner

The two phones the Redmi 5 and 5 plus, have exactly similar appearances, other than the size of their displays. Judging by their previous releases and its sales figures and taking into account the impressive specs and design choices, the Redmi 5 series will sell like hotcakes. Getting a “bezel-less device at this price range will appeal to any smartphone user. The release of this device may actually take Xiaomi into the No 1 spot in India and possibly other countries.

The Redmi 5 and 5 Plus comes in 4 interesting color choices Black, Blue, Pink, and Gold. The phone will be available in China from Dec 12th initially and will be later released in other countries. The variants of Redmi 5 are tagged at (120$/135$) for 16/32GB options and the Redmi 5 Plus comes at (150$/195$) for the 32/64GB variant. For more news about this device and many others, keep following us and comment below on what you think about this new device from Redmi.

Tom Thomas

An Electrical Engineer, dreamer, audiophile, hardcore android fanboy, who loves to root and tweak android phones.Currently using a Honor 6X.Self-Proclaimed Technical Consultant

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