The Redmi Note 5 India launch has been confirmed at the event Xiaomi is hosting in New Delhi, with the company’s India head Manu Kumar Jain and product manager Jai Mani taking the stage to showcase the device. The biggest change in the new Redmi Note 5 compared to its predecessor is the bezel-less design, 18:9 aspect ratio, and larger 5.99-inch display. The Redmi Note 5 battery capacity is 4000mAh battery, and it is half a millimetre thinner than last year’s model. With these features, Redmi Note 5 will have to live up to a lot because of the success its predecessor enjoyed.
But the smartphone won’t be the only thing Xiaomi launches at the event as the Mi TV 4 is also expected to be unveiled alongside the Redmi Note 5. Being Xiaomi products, both are expected to offer a lot of features at affordable prices. Xiaomi is hosting a live stream video, embedded below, so that fans across the country can stay up to date with the launch event. We will also keep updating this page to bring to you the latest news on the Redmi Note 5 and Mi TV 4 India launch front, so just hit refresh for the updates.
Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 5 camera will include a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size, PDAF, and an LED flash module. The company spoke about the its HDR algorithm that enhances photos to deliver improved quality over the previous models in this range. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 625 processor, and there are two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The company has designed a special charger exclusively for the Indian market, and will be giving a transparent silicon case free with the device. It will be available in four colour options, namely Black, Lake Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold.
Apart from the Redmi Note 5, the company is also bringing in the Redmi Note 5 Pro model in India, making it the handset’s global debut. The Pro handset packs the Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood, and has a dual camera setup on the back (with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors).
Redmi Note 5 price in India, release date
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India will start at Rs. 9,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. As for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option, it will be available at Rs. 11,999. There is no official word yet on the availability, but we can expect the handset to become available for purchase next week via the flash sale model from both Flipkart and Mi.com. It may hit offline stores too at a later stage.
Mi TV 4 specifications
One of the biggest highlight of the Mi TV 4 is it measures just 4.9mm and is claimed to be 30 percent thinner than the iPhone 7. The Mi TV 4 range sports a frameless design, and comes with integrated Mi TV Bar with 10 speakers, 2 wireless rear satellite speakers, and a subwoofer. The models support Dolby Atmos audio technology with 2 up-firing speakers for what the company claims can offer “an immersive 3D sound experience.”
The Mi TV 4 also comes with a modular TV design which means it can be upgraded in future. The new model features a single cable connection dubbed Mi Port which can connect Mi TV Bar to the display. Xiaomi’s Mi TV 4 models also come with ‘transparent’ stand which makes Mi TV 4 look suspended in the air even without mounted on the wall.
Xiaomi has also added its AI (artificial intelligence) based recommendations UI called PatchWall to the Mi TV 4. The PatchWall, a UI layer on top of the Android OS, is based on deep learning AI technology. All Mi TV 4 models feature Samsung or LG 4K display panels. It comes with Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Mali-T830 image processor.
Mi TV 4 price in India, release date
The Mi TV 4 was first unveiled at CES 2017, and comes in three screen sizes – 49, 55, and 65-inches. The 49-inch Mi TV 4 is priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 33,000), 55-inch Mi TV 4 is priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 38,000), and 65-inch Mi TV 4 priced at CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 95,000). We can expect India pricing to be around the same. The TV is expected to be exclusive to Flipkart in India