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February 14, 2018

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs: 18:9 display, Snapdragon 625, and 4000mAh battery

by John_A

Xiaomi is playing it safe with the Redmi Note 5, but there are a few upgrades to be excited about.

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At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 5 for the Indian market. The phone is a re-branded version of the Redmi 5 Plus, which made its debut in China last December.

The Redmi Note 5 shares the same internal hardware as its predecessor, including a Snapdragon 625 chipset, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. The biggest change is the 18:9 display, which has a resolution of 2160×1080. Xiaomi also introduced a 12MP camera at the back with larger 1.25um pixel size, and while the phone has the same 5MP front shooter as last year, it is now accompanied by an LED flash.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs

Operating System MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD panel403ppi pixel density450nits maximum brightness
SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz 14nm
GPU Adreno 506 with Vulkan API, OpenCL 2.0, and OpenGL ES 3.1 650MHz
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera 12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lensPDAF, LED flash 1080p video recording
Front shooter 5MP with LED Selfie light1080p video recordingBeautify 3.0
Connectivity LTE with VoLTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
Networks LTE: 1/3/5/40/41GSM: 2/3/5/8WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
Battery 4000mAh battery Fast charging (5V/2A)
Fingerprint Rear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 158.5×75.45×8.05mm
Weight 180g
Colors Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black

As the internal hardware is identical to what we saw last year with the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 5 at the same price point. That means the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will retail for just ₹9,999, and the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage set to cost ₹11,999 in the country.

If you’ve already bought the Redmi Note 4 last year and are looking for an upgrade, then the Redmi Note 5 Pro should be at the top of your list. The phone comes with the same 18:9 display and 4000mAh battery as the Redmi Note 5, but is powered by a faster Snapdragon 636 chipset and offers up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, all for just ₹16,999.

There’s also a version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that retails for ₹13,999. The Redmi Note 5 Pro also has a 20MP selfie camera with LED flash and 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras. Hit up the links below for more on the Redmi Note 5 series in India, as well as the Mi TV 4:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: The best just got better
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro preview: Possibly the best budget phone of 2018
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi TV 4 preview: The next big thing is here

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