Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - FIRST TAKE -

AFTER SELLING 9.6 MILLION Redmi Note 4 smart­phones last year, Xiaomi has launched two new smart­phones in the In­dian mar­ket – the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The Redmi Note 5 takes off from the Redmi Note 4 and has re­ceived de­sign, cam­era and qual­ity up­grades. It fea­tures a 5.99-inch, 18:9 dis­play with 2160x1080p res­o­lu­tion and Go­rilla Glass pro­tec­tion It has a pre­mium metal body, 8.05-mm thick­ness and con­tin­ues to have the same 4,000 mAh bat­tery. There is a 12-MP main cam­era with an up­graded sen­sor that can cap­ture bet­ter low-light im­ages. The 5-MP front cam­era fea­tures LED selfie-light and beau­tify 3.0. How­ever, it con­tin­ues to fea­ture the Snap­dragon 625 pro­ces­sor and will be avail­able in two vari­ants – 3 GB RAM + 32 GB stor­age and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB stor­age. The for­mer has been priced at ` 9,999, and the lat­ter for ` 11,999.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone to fea­ture Qual­comm Snap­dragon 636 pro­ces­sor. This pro­ces­sor is ex­pected to of­fer up to 50 per cent higher per­for­mance and up to 40 per cent more power ef­fi­ciency. It runs Mi UI 9 based on An­droid N. It is touted to be the fastest Redmi Note phone ever.

This one too has a 5.99-inch, 18:9 dis­play with ta­pered rear. Xiaomi has added a ver­ti­cal dual cam­era at the rear with a 5-MP Sam­sung sen­sor + 12-MP Sony IMX 486 sen­sor for cap­tur­ing depth im­ages. Xiaomi has also added a fea­ture for elec­tronic im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion for videos. The com­pany has also used AI-based com­put­ing en­gine for cap­tur­ing bet­ter por­trait self­ies with a sin­gle cam­era. It has a 20-MP Sony IMX 376 sen­sor with LED selfie-light for low­light self­ies. There is a Face Un­lock fea­ture on the Note 5 Pro, which will be added with an over-the-air up­date. The phone has a 4,000 mAh bat­tery, is 8.05-mm thick and weighs 181 gms. The Redmi note 5 Pro will be avail­able in two vari­ants – 4 GB RAM + 64 GB stor­age for ` 13,999 and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB stor­age for ` 16,999.

Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone to fea­ture Qual­comm Snap­dragon 636 pro­ces­sor

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