Xiaomi Redmi 5 India Launch Event Today

Redmi 5 to be available

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Smartphone manufacturers, Xiaomi has concluded plans to unveil four of its latest smart phones, Redmi Note 5a, Redmi Note 5a Prime, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus exclusively on Jumia Nigeria website.

We have already come across a teaser page posted on Amazon India tipping that the Redmi 5 will be exclusive to the online retailer.

Xiaomi has been teasing the upcoming device for quite some time using the hashtag #CompactPowerhouse on its social media channels. The smartphone is likely successor to the company's Xiaomi Redmi 4 that launched in May 2017 at a starting price of Rs 6,999.

In China, the prices for the Redmi 5 start at CNY 799 (or roughly Rs 7,800) for the base variant, packing 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and CNY 899 (or roughly Rs 8,800) for the 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage.

Here's what you can expect with the Redmi 5 launch and how to watch it live.

Both Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro will be available in gold, black, lake blue and rose gold body shades. This will put the pricing for the upcoming smartphone under Rs. 9,999, but we just have to wait a few hours to find out the final pricing for the variants headed to India. It has 32GB/64GB of storage which is expandable through a MicroSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder.

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In the camera department, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash.

The Redmi 5 will be priced between Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5.

The device is backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC paired with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options, however the Indian market will most probably get the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variants.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 adorns a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Redmi Note 5 is in 3 GB RAM with 32 Gb storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage variants. The selfie camera also comes with company's own proprietary beautify 3.0 capabilities. Fueling the smartphone is a 4,000mAh battery. There is also a 5MP secondary camera equipped with selfie flash.

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