Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 18:9 aspect ratio launched in India

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After several teasers and speculations, Chinese company Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi 5 smartphone in its Redmi series in India.

The main highlight of the smartphone is the 5.7-inch HD display with an aspect ratio rated at 18:9 which ensures minimal bezels.

The metal body Redmi 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clocked at 1.8GHz with 14nm FinFET technology. The smartphone come in three RAM/ROM variants: 2GB RAM/16GB ROM, 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, all the variants coming with an option to further expand via a memory card.

On the camera front, the slim smartphone (with reinforced corners to avoid screen shattering) comes with a 12-megapixel primary shooter with LED flash and PDAF, while the front-facing snapper is rated at 5-megapixel, also with LED flash.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 gets its fuel from a 3,300mAh battery which is claimed to come with a standby time of up to 17 days and runs the company’s MIUI 9.0 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Additionally, the device is accompanied by a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and comes in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with a price tag of Rs 7,999 (2GB RAM/16GB ROM), Rs 8,999 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM) and Rs 10,999 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM). The smartphone will be up for grabs next week via Amazon India, Mi.com and offline stores across India.

Furthermore, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is compatible with the Reliance Jio Football Offer for a cashback of Rs 2,200, along with a 5 per cent discount on purchase using the SBI cards and 90 per cent off on Amazon Kindle e-books.

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