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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus Officially launched in China




Xiaomi officially launched the successor to their Redmi 4 series of smartphones, the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus. These new devices have jumped ship to the 2017 trend and are now equipped with 18:9 aspect ratio displays. The devices will also feature the company’s new MIUI 9 out of the box.

The two devices differ in specs quite a bit. The Redmi 5 is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor while the Redmi 5 Plus is equipped with the more powerful Snapdragon 625. They’ll also have different screen sizes, battery capacity, and storage options. Other specs like the camera and overall structure are almost the same.

Speaking of the camera, the devices both sport a 12MP rear camera with a 1.25-micron pixel sensor and a 5MP front camera with soft-light LED. The star here, however, is not the camera themselves but rather the company’s Beautify 3.0 app. Xiaomi is touting that their new camera app helps in improving selfies without overblowing or removing face details.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs:
5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display @ 720 x 1440 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8Ghz Octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
2GB or 3GB RAM
16GB or 32GB Internal Storage
12MP Rear camera with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and LED Flash
5MP front camera with soft-light LED
4G LTE
Dual SIM (Nano, Hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
micro-USB
MIUI 9 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)
3,300mAh Battery

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specs:
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ display @ 1080 x 2160 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0Ghz Octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
3GB or 4GB RAM
32GB or 64GB Internal Storage
12MP Rear camera with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and LED Flash
5MP front camera with soft-light LED
4G LTE
Dual SIM (Nano, Hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
micro-USB
MIUI 9 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)
4,000mAh Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at CNY 799 (~Php 6,119) for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant and CNY 899 (~Php 6,885) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage one. While the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is priced at CNY 999 (~Php 7,650) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and CNY 1,299 (~Php 9,948) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage one. Both devices will be available in China on December 12. Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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2 Responses

  1. DRi012 says:

    Sa pricing na yan ng redmi 5plus , 10k+ mas pipiliin ko pa din siguro ang mi a1 at php 10,550. Mahirap ipag palit ang vanilla android os plus may support upto Android P in the future. Dami pa din bugs ng miui

  2. Vander says:

    Akala ko Snapdragon 636 to. :/

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