The thousand-yuan smartphones market faces a tough competition towards several Chinese smartphone makers. Recently, some of them announced new models that come with identical features and prices. And though the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 continues to be the best offer in the niche, the Lenovo S5 and Meizu E3 continue struggling against it successfully. There is no official information how many units of the Charm Blue E3 have been sold during the first sales period, but we know the pre-orders of the Lenovo S5 exceeded 250K. As for the Redmi Note 5, the first batch was sold out in a few minutes. So the Mi fans have been waiting for the second bunch. Today the manufacturer announced it will become available for purchase tomorrow, on April 10.
Not accidentally, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is considered to be one of the best models in the niche when taking into account the price-over-hardware ratio. The phone sports a 5.99-inch full-screen with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. Under the hood, it carries a Snapdragon 636 chip, 4/6GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage, and a 4000mAh battery.
In terms of cameras, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is equipped with a 12+5MP dual-camera on the back that comes with a large aperture of f/1.9. The main camera adopts a Samsung CMOS and has a 1.4-micron unit pixel area. It supports Dual PD dual-focus and can achieve up to 0.03 seconds of focusing speed. On the front, it features a 13MP camera that supports AI beauty and background blur. It also comes with a soft light to take better selfies in dark conditions.
It uses a three-stage design like the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. There are four color options to choose from – black, magic blue, rose gold, and gold. The 3+32GB of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is available for 1099 yuan ($174), the 4+64GB variant costs 1399 yuan ($221), and the 6+64GB version is at 1699 yuan ($269).