Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 5 in India this Wednesday in partnership with Amazon India. The same was revealed in a tweet from the company’s official twitter handler for the country. While the company hasn’t mentioned the model specifically, all rumors point to a Redmi 5 launch.
Amazon India has set up a new page mentioning the Redmi 5 will be exclusive to its platform. However, going by the recent track record, it’s unlikely since Xiaomi sells its new products on Mi.com website and Mi Home offline stores, along with an online partner (either Amazon or Flipkart). While the page lists the smartphone as ‘Coming Soon’, users can hit the “Notify Me” to get the latest updates on the handset.
Earlier, Xiaomi teased the Redmi 5 as a compact powerhouse on its social media channels. Like the Xiaomi teasers, the Amazon webpage highlights the upcoming smartphone’s two key strengths, a slim body, and fast processor. It says 5 out of 8 people want a slim design, and 5 out of 6 seek a smartphone with a fast processor.
Redmi 5 is a dual SIM (Nano) smartphone that Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 on top. It comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. The Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and comes in 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM variants. It sports 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage.
On the camera front, the Redmi 5 features a 12-megapixel rear camera that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. Whereas on the front you will find a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The front camera also features the company’s proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. Additionally, the smartphone is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery under the hood. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weigh 157 grams.