Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Will Soon Become The Cheapest Full-Screen Smartphone


When you need a cheap and durable smartphone, a known brand to consult is Xiaomi. The relatively young Chinese manufacturer has attracted so many customers and this brand is quite popular in Asia and parts of Europe. Fresh information suggests that in about a week (16th or 17th of October), Xiaomi would release a full-screen smartphone called Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. From the leaked images, the display of this smartphone is similar to Galaxy S8 with a narrow top and bottom bezels. However, the most interesting part of this device is that it will sell for 999 Yuan ($150) making it the cheapest full-screen smartphone ever.

If the rumors are true, it will not be surprising that Xiaomi was able to unveil a cheap full-screen smartphone because its Mi MIX is one of the oldest full-screen devices thus if any manufacturer can find a way to reduce the cost of producing a full-screen smartphone, it should be Xiaomi. Although the Redmi  5 Plus full-screen is not as elegant as that of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, it will be acceptable by many who love full-screen devices but couldn’t purchase one because of its pricing. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will be equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor, a 5.7-inch 720p display (720 x 1440) and a 13-megapixel rear camera. In addition, it will support QC3.0 Fast Charge among other features which will make it a good mid-range smartphone.

There are also speculations that low-budget Xiaomi Redmi 5A which is expected to sell for about 699 – 899 Yuan ($106 – $136) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be released soon. This implies that we are expecting at least three smartphones from Xiaomi before the year runs out and these products will take care of low-budget, mid-budget and high-budget customers.

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40 Comments

  1. Giulio Dainese
    October 10, 2017

    I hope that it will have better specs… That are ok for the 5, not for the pro!

    • Eduardo Kushima
      October 10, 2017

      This is Plus only, the Plus Pro and Prime comes later.

      • Giulio Dainese
        October 11, 2017

        Oh i forget! I have to wait for the rendmi 5 plus pro prime s plus x swag version!

  2. Tata Mata
    October 10, 2017

    It looks like Xiaomi is finally paying attention to their fans after all the marketing and gimmicks. I will wait to see the whole product but it seems they are on the right track.

  3. Ratata Master
    October 10, 2017

    Xiaomi is trying to make sure that everybody who can afford a phone can get a Xiaomi smartphone…its a step in the right direction

  4. Giulio Dainese
    October 10, 2017

    I hope that it will have better specs… That are ok for the 5, not for the pro!

    • Eduardo Kushima
      October 11, 2017

      This is Plus only, the Plus Pro and Prime comes later.

    • Giulio Dainese
      October 11, 2017

      Oh i forget! I have to wait for the rendmi 5 plus pro prime s plus x swag version!

  5. Guest
    October 10, 2017

    It looks like Xiaomi is finally paying attention to their fans after all the marketing and gimmicks. I will wait to see the whole product but it seems they are on the right track.

  6. Clyde Frog
    October 10, 2017

    Why are you even calling this a full screen phone? It clearly isn’t one from the pics.

    • Cheng
      October 11, 2017

      Now I see why your name is “Frog”…are you looking at the price? “…Although the Redmi 5 Plus full-screen is not as elegant as that of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2…” Perhaps you didnt read this article, you just looked at pictures and want to talk

      • Clyde Frog
        October 11, 2017

        1. Did I say anything about the price?
        2. “…Although the Redmi 5 Plus full-screen is not as elegant as that of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2…” Yes and? Did I say the phone was ugly? Did I say anything about the MIX? That doesn’t make my comment less relevant. This isn’t a full screen phone but a phone with a very big screen to body ratio. Period.
        3. My name is “Frog”. Lol, what an amazing culture you seem to have. Try Google 😉
        4. Calm you tits down
        5. Love

        • NextHype
          October 11, 2017

          I think he’s a ginger

      • James Long
        October 11, 2017

        I don’t think you got that right buddy. That’s not what he meant at all. And you deserve a “kick in the nuts” for not knowing who Clyde Frog is…Kids these days…

    • Thoemse
      October 11, 2017

      He got a good point there. On the photo (not the fake photoshop pic) I cannot see a full screen phone. I am not saying this is a bad phone but the trend is calling every new phone a fullscreen phone. All this has is slight smaller top and bottom bezels but not by much.

  7. Guest
    October 10, 2017

    Xiaomi is trying to make sure that everybody who can afford a phone can get a Xiaomi smartphone…its a step in the right direction

  8. vijay sud
    October 11, 2017

    Hoping Xiaomi stick with the 4100 mAh battery for this. Should have spectacular Screen On Time, a good trait of present Redmi 4’s.

  9. Xiaolu
    October 11, 2017

    Anyone here would like a 5″ almost-bezeless design that would fit in every pocket? Add a SD 625, 3-4 GB RAM and the usual 4100 mAh battery pack and count me in!

    • FCBullsht
      October 11, 2017

      Nope, I would like a Redmi Note 5

  10. Gousgounis
    October 11, 2017

    5.7inch with 720p resolution is about 280ppi.
    High quality displays should have more than 300ppi, or the eye could notice the pixels.

    • johnmadden
      October 11, 2017

      With that resolution they should have made it a 5.2 inch screen, it would be perfect for people who want a small phone with a big screen, and the dpi would be almost 310.

  11. Guest
    October 11, 2017

    Why are you even calling this a full screen phone? It clearly isn’t one from the pics.

    • Guest
      October 11, 2017

      Now I see why your name is “Frog”…are you looking at the price? “…Although the Redmi 5 Plus full-screen is not as elegant as that of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2…” Perhaps you didnt read this article, you just looked at pictures and want to talk

    • Guest
      October 11, 2017

      1. Did I say anything about the price?
      2. “…Although the Redmi 5 Plus full-screen is not as elegant as that of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2…” Yes and? Did I say the phone was ugly? Did I say anything about the MIX? That doesn’t make my comment less relevant. This isn’t a full screen phone but a phone with a very big screen to body ratio. Period.
      3. My name is “Frog”. Lol, what an amazing culture you seem to have. Try Google 😉
      4. Calm you tits down
      5. Love

    • Thoemse
      October 11, 2017

      He got a good point there. On the photo (not the fake photoshop pic) I cannot see a full screen phone. I am not saying this is a bad phone but the trend is calling every new phone a fullscreen phone. All this has is slight smaller top and bottom bezels but not by much.

    • Guest
      October 11, 2017

      I don’t think you got that right buddy. That’s not what he meant at all. And you deserve a “kick in the nuts” for not knowing who Clyde Frog is…Kids these days…

    • NextHype
      October 11, 2017

      I think he’s a ginger

  12. Szabó Kornél
    October 11, 2017

    This is the Google Pixel 2 XL, not a Xiaomi… 😀

  13. vijay sud
    October 11, 2017

    Hoping Xiaomi stick with the 4100 mAh battery for this. Should have spectacular Screen On Time, a good trait of present Redmi 4’s.

  14. Xiaolu
    October 11, 2017

    Anyone here would like a 5″ almost-bezeless design that would fit in every pocket? Add a SD 625, 3-4 GB RAM and the usual 4100 mAh battery pack and count me in!

  15. Gousgounis
    October 11, 2017

    5.7inch with 720p resolution is about 280ppi.
    High quality displays should have more than 300ppi, or the eye could notice the pixels.

    • johnmadden
      October 11, 2017

      With that resolution they should have made it a 5.2 inch screen, it would be perfect for people who want a small phone with a big screen, and the dpi would be almost 310.

  16. FCBullsht
    October 11, 2017

    mad photoshop skillz!

  17. Szabó Kornél
    October 11, 2017

    This is the Google Pixel 2 XL, not a Xiaomi… 😀

    • James
      October 11, 2017

      clearly, this is a Xiaomi Redmi product. lolz!

      #pixel2XL

  18. James
    October 11, 2017
  19. James
    October 11, 2017
  20. Partha Dutta
    October 12, 2017

    It’s good news but Xiaomi should make provisions for better camera, dual rear as well as a better front camera with ofcourse a flash. 5mp front camera is not sufficient and hopefully, the Resolution will be better. We in India prefer a front button also. If that could have been done and an extra Sim slot.

  21. Partha Dutta
    October 12, 2017

    It’s good news but Xiaomi should make provisions for better camera, dual rear as well as a better front camera with ofcourse a flash. 5mp front camera is not sufficient and hopefully, the Resolution will be better. We in India prefer a front button also. If that could have been done and an extra Sim slot.