Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro
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