Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launched in India; Know Specification, Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launched in India; Know Specification, Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro boasts a number of features that will allow impressive mobile photography.

Xiaomi's very first TV for India - Mi TV 4, is also the world's thinnest LED TV.

Alongside the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone with better hardware. The Redmi Note 4 has been Xiaomi's tried and tested all-rounder phone so far, and it's only befitting that its successor would take the legacy forward. The Redmi Note 5 has a dual pyrolytic graphite sheets for reduced temperature by 2 degrees.

The remote for the Mi LED TV 4 has only 11 buttons and works through Bluetooth, so you don't have to actually point it at the TV. The Mi TV was earlier exclusively available in the Chinese market since May 2017, and Xiaomi even apologised to its fans at the launch event for bringing the Mi TV to the Indian market this late.

The Mi TV 4 has been already unveiled in the just a single variant in India - 55-inch - that is all set to be exclusive to Flipkart. Note 5 comes with FullView display and is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC.

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The Redmi Note 5 Pro measures 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm and weighs 181 grams. It is announced to be available in two RAM and storage variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB of flash memory and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB of flash memory. The front camera on the device is a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with LED Selfie-light and can record videos at 1080p.

It has 12 megapixels rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. The smartphone is, with availability also expected to encompass Mi and Mi Home stores. Since this is a Redmi series device, there's MIUI 9 atop Android 7.1 Nougat, which is depressing considering some of its rivals, including its own brother - the Mi A1, is enjoying Android Oreo.

Both the devices come with fast charging, Bluetooth, GPS as well as fingerprint sensor. The smartphone will come with only one internal storage option of 64 GB and two RAM variants - 4 GB and 6 GB.

The company manufactures over 95 per cent of its smartphones (sold in India) at its plants in Sri City. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and Global Positioning System.

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