Xiaomi Redmi 5 launch in India today at 3 pm

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Keep watching this space for further updates on Redmi 5 launch. There could also be a live stream on YouTube and Xiaomi's Facebook page.

The list of phones to receive the update include, Xiaomi Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 4A, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi 5, Mi MIX 2, and the Mi Max 2.

From what appears from the company's social media teasers and tweets, the company could well be launching the Redmi 5 in India, media reports have said. It has 32GB/64GB of storage which is expandable through a MicroSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder.

The Chinese smartphone maker has issued a statement saying, "In order to restrict reselling, we have made a decision to remove COD payment option for the upcoming sales of Redmi Note 5 Pro on mi.com and Flipkart (Only for initial few sales)". This means, in India we can expect the Redmi 5 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model to be priced around Rs 7,000, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage could cost around Rs 8,500.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Front Bottom
Xiaomi Redmi 5 launch in India today at 3 pm

Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in four colour options including Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue.

The 3 GB variant of Redmi Note 5 will be available for Rs 9,999, while its 4 GB variant can be priced at Rs 11,999. The two speaker grills are placed on either side of the charging port and there's also the 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge of the device.

The handset comes with a 12MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. It runs on Android Nougat-based Xiaomi's own MIUI 9 layer, offering major customizations to users. Redmi 5 is backed by a 3300mAh battery and promises to deliver up to 12 days of standby time. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. The device is expected to hit the India shores with nearly the same specifications.

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