Here's why Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus might disappoint fans


The Redmi 5 is said to come with a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution with 1440x720 pixels. The Redmi 5 Plus will feature a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 resolution. They are expected to sport a metal body with a fingerprint sensor on the back just below the rear camera. The Redmi 5 with 16GB storage is priced at $199.99 (around Rs 13,000) while the Redmi 5 Plus with 32GB storage is priced at $249.99 (around Rs 16,000). Xiaomi has remained mum on the specs and pricing so far, barring some key confirmations such as the 18:9 display, MIUI 9, and a massive battery.

In addition, the listing also confirms that the new phones will arrive in four colours, black, blue, pink and gold, much like the recently leaked images. The Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be bigger than this.

Now, just a day before launch, the prices for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has appeared on retailer website AliExpress.

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The Xiaomi device should be launch in three different storage options, which includes 2GB RAM variant with 16GB storage, 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage and also with 4GB RAM variant supporting 64GB internal storage.

The Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, comes with a taller 5.99” display and Snapdragon 625. Additionally, the Redmi 5 is rumoured to run on Android 7.1 Nougat.

Apart from that, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be powered by the 1.8GHz processor, which might well be the Snapdragon 450 SoC.

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The Redmi 5 is expected to feature a 3,200 mAh, while the Redmi 5 Plus is said to pack in a 4,000 mAh battery. It' sad to see Xiaomi decreasing the battery capacities in its smartphones.

The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting yet another launch event this year on December 7, where it'll be launching two new smartphones - Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus - to offer customers a wider range of choice.

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