Redmi Note 5 Pro, Note 5 launched: Specs, prices and related info


We finally have Xiaomi’s first launch of 2018 in the highly anticipated Redmi Note 5 series today in India. After doubts and rumours that Xiaomi might not launch the series, the company has not only launched a Redmi Note but also a Pro variant for the first time ever.
Now, we wouldn’t say that we didn’t have our fair share of leaks of the Redmi Note 5.

A day back, a massive leak involving an official render of both Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro broke out online. A late night leak also supposedly leaked the price of both the handsets. Apart from the hot-selling series, Xiaomi also launched a smart Mi LED TV 4 (55) in India.

Coming to the launch, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 as well as a Redmi Note 5 Pro. If anything, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is where all the fun is. Xiaomi fans will be a bit disappointed to see the Redmi Note 5 left almost untouched in hardware specs, save for the display.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs

The Redmi Note 5 Pro features a metallic unibody design clearly taking design lessons from the Redmi Note 5. Not much has changed there. The hardware is where the differences are. The distinguishing features of the Redmi Note 5 Pro dual cameras, improved selfie snapper, a better processor, and 6 GB of RAM.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro shares the same display as the Redmi Note 5. Or shall we call it the Redmi 5 Plus? It sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with on-screen navigation buttons. Under the hood, Xiaomi has endowed the handset with a strong Snapdragon 636 SoC.
The handset sports a dual camera setup on the back for the first time. The iPhone X resembling setup consists of a 12MP + 5 MP duo with a f/2.2 and f/2.0 aperture respectively. The front snapper is also a 20 MP Sony IMX376 shooter that has Beautify 4.0 and LED Selfie-light. Redmi Note 5 Pro also promises a Face Unlock feature. However, it doesn’t come out of the box. It will arrive via an OTA update by the end of March 2018.

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The battery, however, doesn’t get an upgrade and remains the same 4,000mAh capacity for both the models. Moreover, Xiaomi doesn’t add fast charging with either of the variants nor a USB Type C port even this year. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 4 GB/6 GB variant. Both the two models get 64 GB of expandable storage.

Both the Redmi Note 5/ Note 5 Pro are Flipkart exclusives. The Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4 GB variant while the 6 GB variant costs Rs 16,999.

Redmi Note 5 Specs

As for the Redmi Note 5, it possesses the same processor as the Redmi Note 4 and has a 3 GB and a 4 GB variant. It comes with the same display as the Redmi Note 5 Pro and has much less impressive 5 MP selfie shooter. The rear camera continues to be a 12 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

The Redmi Note 5 is priced Rs 9,999 for the 3 GB model while the 4 GB model will cost Rs 11,999. It comes in Gold, Black, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue.

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24 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    February 14, 2018

    not buying because of lack of type C !

    FK U XIAOMI !

    • cheapphonesyeah
      February 14, 2018

      Wah wah wah lmao

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 14, 2018

        you’re free to go on and WASTE your money …

        • Filipp
          February 14, 2018

          why don’t you buy Note 3? No way Xiaomi will give you everything for 200 bucks

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 15, 2018

            ok fair point

        • Cheapphonesyeah
          February 14, 2018

          You are dog! Lmao

          • Muhammad Yasir
            February 15, 2018

            fk off arsehole !

  2. cheapphonesyeah
    February 14, 2018

    No 3gb version for pro? When will it be available internationally?

  3. Guest
    February 14, 2018

    not buying because of lack of type C !

    FK U XIAOMI !

    • Guest
      February 14, 2018

      Wah wah wah lmao

    • Guest
      February 14, 2018

      you’re free to go on and WASTE your money …

    • Filipp
      February 14, 2018

      why don’t you buy Note 3? No way Xiaomi will give you everything for 200 bucks

    • Guest
      February 15, 2018

      You are dog! Lmao

    • Guest
      February 15, 2018

      fk off arsehole !

    • Guest
      February 15, 2018

      ok fair point

  4. Guest
    February 14, 2018

    No 3gb version for pro? When will it be available internationally?

  5. Begbie
    February 14, 2018

    no fast charging? Even my Redmi 3S had some kind of fast chargin for 120 bucks almost 2 years ago…

  6. FCBullsht
    February 14, 2018

    18:9 bullsh*t again…

    • Cheapphonesyeah
      February 14, 2018

      What is wrong with 18:9?

  7. Guest
    February 14, 2018

    no fast charging? Even my Redmi 3S had some kind of fast chargin for 120 bucks almost 2 years ago…

  8. Guest
    February 14, 2018

    This comment was deleted.

    • Guest
      February 15, 2018

      What is wrong with 18:9?

  9. Matthew Glading
    February 15, 2018

    Not really an upgrade I think I will stick with my Note 4x
    I dislike the on screen buttons on all the new phones. Why couldn’t they just remove Note 4 bezzels and have a better CPU then it would be an upgrade.

  10. Matthew Glading
    February 15, 2018

    Not really an upgrade I think I will stick with my Note 4x
    I dislike the on screen buttons on all the new phones. Why couldn’t they just remove Note 4 bezzels and have a better CPU then it would be an upgrade.