Xiaomi has sent out media invites for a launch event in India scheduled for February 14, i.e., Valentine’s Day. The invite features a large image of number 5, hinting at the launch of Redmi 5 in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a budget smartphone that was launched in China last year in December, alongside a bigger variant Redmi 5 Plus. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to launch in 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage; Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants.
As we mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is likely to launch on Wednesday, February 14, which is the Valentine’s Day. The invite sent out by Xiaomi along with social media teasers hint towards the launch of a new device with a name pertaining to the number 5.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has already been launched in China where its 2GB RAM variant is priced at 799 yuan (roughly Rs 8,100) and the 3GB RAM variant costs 899 yuan (roughly Rs. 9,100). In January, the 4GB RAM variant was launched at a price of 1,099 yuan (roughly Rs. 11,200).
While the launch of Redmi 5 is likely on the scheduled date, the Redmi 5 Plus is also expected to launch in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 3GB RAM variant is available in China at 999 yuan (roughly Rs. 10,200) while its 4GB RAM variant is priced at 1,299 yuan (roughly Rs. 13,200).
For the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus come with similar specifications in terms of camera, sensors, and connectivity options. Both the smartphones sport 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF while there is a 5-megapixel camera with soft-light flash on the front. Both the devices come with a fingerprint scanner embedded on the rear side. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, and 4G VoLTE among others.
The differences between the two models, however, include a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display for Redmi 5 and 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×1920 pixels) display for the Redmi 5 Plus both with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with three RAM configurations – 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM – and two inbuilt memory options – 16GB and 32GB. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with two RAM variants – 3GB and 4GB – along with two internal storage options – 32GB and 64GB. The internal storage on both the devices can be further expanded via microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs a 3300mAh battery while the Redmi 5 Plus houses a 4000mAh battery under the hood.