XIAOMI to launch four new smart phones on Jumia

Redmi 5 to be available

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is all set to launch its third smartphone of 2018- The Redmi 5. It has already been confirmed that the Redmi 5 will be available via Amazon India, while Mi.com and Mi Home availability at the time of launch are also likely. The teaser page has a slew of teasers of the upcoming smartphone along with the Compact Powerhouse teaser as well.

The expected device is Redmi 5, which debuted in China previous year. Xiaomi is hosting an online launch event at 3pm IST on Wednesday where all the details related to price, specifications, and first sale date of the smartphone will be revealed. The 2GB RAM of the Redmi 5 is priced at CNY 799 (approximately Rs 8,100), the 3GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs 9,100) while the 4GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs 13,200).

Like the Mi TV 4A event a week ago, Redmi 5 India launch will be an online-only event. The company recently introduced the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in the Indian market, and the Redmi 5 is expected to be next.

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Watch the live stream here. Alternatively, you can also watch the live stream on Xiaomi's official Mi.com website, where it is now running a countdown for the launch event. The powerful smartphone that comes at an affordable price has been promoted extensively by Xiaomi on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM variants. Many of their popular models like Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 3 are still stuck in older Android versions.

The Redmi 5 features a large 5.7-inch HD+ with 720x1440 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. So, one can expect the 2GB + 16GB variant to be priced around Rs. 7000 and the 3GB + 32GB variant to be priced at around Rs. 8500. The Redmi 5 runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. It sports a 12-MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. The selfie camera also comes with company's own proprietary beautify 3.0 capabilities.

The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with fast charging.

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