Redmi 5 To Be Launched In India As An Amazon Exclusive

Redmi 5 To Be Launched In India As An Amazon Exclusive”

The devices receiving the update include Redmi 2/Prime, Redmi 4A, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 4, and Redmi Note 5 Pro among others. Along with Amazon, Redmi 5 will also be available through and Mi Homes across India.

With the launch of the Redmi 5 just a day away now, Xiaomi has chose to increase the price of the Redmi 5A. Being the successor, the Redmi 5 brings enhancements in display, performance, and design.

E-commerce giant Amazon has also revealed that Redmi 5 will be an Amazon exclusive.

This flash sale will give customers an opportunity to be the first to get their hands on Redmi 5, which is available in three colors (Gold, Black and Blue), priced at SAR 414 (inclusive of VAT). The phone features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD HD+ screen with 720×1440 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top to provide scratch resistance. On the front is a 5-megapixel front sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

The Redmi 5A is available in 2 flavors namely a 2GB/16GB variant at Rs 5999 and a 3GB/32GB one at Rs 6999. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC. Launched in November previous year, the smartphone boasts of an "8-day battery life" and comes with a dedicated microSD card slot.

For optics, the Redmi 5 is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

As it can be seen in the above image, the official Redmi Weibo account has confirmed that the handset will carry support for Face Unlock, full Netcom 5.0 and it will come preloaded with MIUI 9. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a microUSB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. If that turns out to be a right guess, then the Redmi 5 will be rivalling a slew of smartphones in the same price segment including the Xiaomi's own Redmi Note 5 that comes with better specs at Rs. 10,000. You can buy it via Flipkart and Xiaomi's website.

Stay tuned with us to know the pricing and availability of the Redmi 5 in India when it goes official tomorrow at 3PM.

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