Xiaomi Launches Redmi 5 and 5 Plus with Thin Bezels and Rounded Display

December 11, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Putting an end to all the rumors that have been circulating for a while, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled its new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5Plus smartphones. With an aspect ratio of 18:9, the devices are the first from the company under its affordable smartphone label to feature the same.

Additionally, Xiaomi has also managed to introduce rounded displays for the first time in a Redmi device. Both the device feature a 2.5D curved glass with displays rounded at its corners. While that might not give you the curved feel you get in a Galaxy S8, it does manage to up the overall aesthetics of the devices.

The difference between the two devices comes in the form of display, as well as a few internal specs. On the display front, the Redmi 5 Plus features a bigger 5.9-inch display with a better resolution of 2160×1080 pixels.

On the other hand, the Redmi 5 is limited to a display size of 5.7-inches and resolution of 1440×720 pixels. The battery on the latter is about 3300mAh, while the bigger device packs a battery of 4000mAh to meet the additional requirements.

The remaining specification remains the same for both the smartphones except for RAM and storage availability. A Snapdragon 450 SoC forms the heart of both the device. A noticeable absence is the dual-cam setup, as both the Redmi and Redmi 5 Plus features a single 12MP primary cam alongside the 5MP front-cam.

Redmi 5 will be available at 799 Yuan ($121) and 899 Yuan ($136) respectively for the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32 GB models, while the Redmi 5 Plus will be available at cost 999 Yuan ($151) and 1,299 Yuan ($196) for the 3 GB/32 GB and 4 GB/64 GB models. The devices will hit the homeland market next week.

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