Xiaomi has officially launched the new Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The event held in India revealed that prices start at INR9,999 (€125/$155) for the Redmi Note 5 and INR13,999 (€176/$218) for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is a brand new device making its global debut in India. It has the same 5.99-inch display as the Redmi Note 5 but a new Snapdragon 636 processor with 4+4 Kryo 260 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and Adreno 509 GPU.
You get a choice of 4GB or 6GB RAM along with and 64GB of storage. On the back is a new dual camera system consisting of a 12MP f/2.2 primary camera and 5MP f/2.0 depth sensor. On the front is a 20MP camera with LED flash. The phone was announced with Face Unlock, making it the first Xiaomi to feature the tech.
t has the same 4,000mAh battery as the Redmi Note 5 but again there’s no fast charging and no USB-C. It will ship with MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat. The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available in four colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue.
The Redmi Note 5 is a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus for India. It has a 5.99-inch, 18:9 display with 2160×1080 pixel resolution that has rounded corners and curved 2.5D glass. Inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with a choice of 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage. On the back is a 12MP, f/2.2 camera and on the front is a 5MP camera with LED flash.
The phone will ship with MIUI 9 running on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. Powering it is a 4,000mAh battery but with no fast charging and over a micro USB connector.
The Redmi Note 5 will be available in four colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue. You can check out our review of the Redmi Note 5 here.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at INR13,999 (4/64GB) and INR16,999 (6/64GB). The Redmi Note 5 costs INR9,999 (3/32GB) and INR11,999 (4/64GB). The first sale is scheduled for February 22 on Flipkart and Mi.com, with offline stores to follow soon.