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Xiaomi announces the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with 18:9 screens

We saw plenty of leaks, but now Xiaomi officially lifted the curtain for the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus at an event in China. The phones come with tall FullView displays, massive batteries and attractive prices.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a 5.7 screen with 18:9 ratio and HD+ resolution. The chipset is Snapdragon 450, built on the 14 nm process technology. It features an octa-core CPU, clocked at 1.8 GHz.

The memory versions are 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage or 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage. There is also microSD on board that holds up to 128 GB more.


Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5

Although the phone comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, the user interface is the latest stable MIUI 9 that brings some sweet features like an intelligent assistant and picture-in-picture mode.

There are two cameras – one 12 MP on the back and another 5 MP on the front. Both are coupled with an LED flash, but the setup on the back has the fingerprint scanner to keep it company. The battery is 3,300 mAh.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a bit more powerful than the regular version but shares the same appearance. The front panel is mostly occupied by the FullView panel that is 5.99 in diagonal. Being a Plus version, this phone comes with Full HD+ resolution. The chipset is also a bit more powerful, sporting the Snapdragon 625.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Memory combo is also a bit mightier – there is either a 3 GB/32 GB or 4 GB/64 GB. Another bonus that Plus owners will get over the regular-sized Redmi 5 is the battery – it has 4,000 mAh capacity. User interface and camera setups are the same, including the fingerprint position.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus come in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold and will go on sale in China on December 12. The regular option is CNY799 or CNY899 ($120/$135), while the bigger version goes for CNY999 or CNY1,299 ($150/$195).

Source (in Chinese)