Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus pre-order goes live ahead of December 7 launch


Redmi 5

Xiaomi looks set to launch the much-rumored budget phone, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China on December 7,  We have been inundated with series of leaks relating to the duo over the last couple of days, and while we are just a few hours away from the launch date, an online retailer, Aliexpress has listed both devices on its website for pre-order without the product details.

Preorder shipments for the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus will begin from Dec 12 when both phones will be available to buy.

The pre-order pages on AliExpress reveal that both Redmi 5 and 5 plus will be available in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold color variants, and contrary to previous rumors, both devices will cost more than the rumored price. The Redmi 5 is listed with 16GB ROM and will retail for $199, while the Redmi 5 plus with 32GB ROM will go for a $249.

Aside from price and ROM option, no other detail has been confirmed by the listing. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, when announced, will both take the place of the Redmi 4 which were announced last year.  A major highlight of these devices is that they are expected to come with minimal bezels and an 18:9 display instead of the 16:9 display that we saw in the Redmi 4.

The pricing, while realistic, is unofficial. Readers should beware that actual pricing may differ a bit from the leaked prices.

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