Ahead of the launch Xiaomi’s global spokesperson Donovan Sung has shared some images of the upcoming smartphones with the fans on Twitter. The new images confirm that the upcoming smartphones will come with an elongated display with 18:9 aspect ration and will have no capacitive buttons on the bottom.
On the rear also the smartphone will have a single primary camera followed by an LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. Recently, a video advertisement has also surfaced online, where models show off the upcoming smartphones in Gold and Black colors.
As for specification, The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch display with HD (720 × 1440 pixels) resolution and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be fueled by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is clocked at 1.8GHz and has a Adreno 506 GPU. The handset will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. But there is a possibility of base model which will have 3GB of RAM with 32GB of built-in storage. Both variants are expected to support MicroSD card for expansion of storage.
In terms of optics, the smartphone will sport a single 12MP camera on the rear. And in the front it has a 5MP camera with soft LED flash. It will pack a smaller 3300mAh battery when compared to its predecessor and come loaded with latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will measure 7.7mm in thickness and weighs around 157 grams.
Moving to the Redmi 5 Plus, it will rock a bigger 5.99-inch display and come with similar 18:9 aspect ratio. It will also be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is clocked at 2.0GHz mated with the Adreno 506 GPU. The handset will be available in two storage options, the base variant will come with 3GB of RAM with 32GB of built-in storage, while the premium version will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both variants will support MicroSD card for expansion of storage.
As for pricing, The Redmi 5 is expected to arrive in China with a pricing of 699 Yuan ($106/€89/Rs.6814) and the Redmi 5 Plus may carry a price tag of 999 Yuan ($151/€127/Rs.9738). The Redmi 5 will arrive in Black, Pink and Blue while the bigger plus version will be available in Black and Gold.