Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are here: 18:9 displays, excellent battery life, ultra-affordable pricing

Major Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just announced its two newest affordable troopers, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus. Ushering a whole new era for Xiaomi’s aggressively-priced and pleasantly affordable lineup, the two new devices aim to bring the flashy new trend of tall displays  to the masses. Granted, the two devices never step into Mi Mix 2-levels of streamlined bezel-less design.
We’ve already seen what the two phones look like, with the rear on either one literally unchanged from what we saw on the Redmi Note 4 and a front that allows Xiaomi …


Xiaomi Redmi 5

The Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7″ HD+ screen that boasts a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels and has a Snapdragon 450 chipset ticking alongside a 3,300mAh battery, which should provide an admirable battery life. This one could be paired with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The beefier Redmi 5 Plus has a 5.99″ Full HD+ display that boasts a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels and has the more-than-capable Snapdragon 625 chipset that will be drawing power form a 4,000mAh battery and will easily last you 2 days of intensive usage. The phone will be available with 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage and a top version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus revealed in pictures ahead of early December announcement

Xiaomi plans to unveil at least two new Android smartphones in early December if we are to believe the latest reports on the matter. A few days ago, one of the devices expected to be announced on December 7 was confirmed by major carrier China Telecom, the Redmi 5.

Today, we have more information about a slightly improved version of the Redmi 5, which will be made available in Europe starting January 2018. Apparently, the smartphone will be launched on the market as Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, even though it’s been previously leaked as Redmi Note 5.

Since the Redmi …

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and press renders leaked ahead of December announcement

The Redmi 5 could be one of Xiaomi’s new smartphones that will be revealed in the first half of December. The Chinese company plans to launch more than one devices next month and the Redmi 5 will land at China Telecom on December 10.

Its bigger brother, the Redmi Note 5 might be introduced at the same time, but the information hasn’t been confirmed yet. The Redmi series is legendary for its success in China and other Asian countries, which makes the Redmi 5 a very important phone for Xiaomi.

Information about the budget-friendly Xiaomi Redmi 5 has just leaked, …

Here is another look at the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Redmi Note 5 is probably one of Xiaomi’s most anticipated mid-range Android smartphones. We’ve been talking about the sequel to the popular Redmi Note 4 for quite a while now, but even after the first live pictures showing the phone leaked online, we still didn’t know much about what’s under the hood.

Thankfully, a new picture of the phone has now been published on China’s Weibo, which shows off some of the Redmi Note 5’s specifications. For starters, we can see that the phablet will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, a standard choice for mid-range handsets.

Also, the …

Real-life images of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leak out: 18:9 display, dual cameras

One of the latest trends in the smartphone industry is throwing tall, 18:9 displays up front. For one reason ore another, some manufacturers claim they do that due to the obviously-impending arrival of 2:1 multimedia content whereas others are merely following suit for no explicit reason whatsoever. That said, one noteworthy upside of devices donning such display is simply how easier are they to handle compared to similarly-sized 16:9 devices. But we digress…

One of the possible newcomers to the 18:9 scene is none other than China’s Xiaomi, which is reportedly looking forward …

Five million Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handsets have been sold in India this year

India happens to be the second largest smartphone market in the world, grabbing that title from the U.S. last year. But most major handset manufacturers can not afford to applaud this fact, mostly because of the economics involved. For 2013, the latest data available, India’s per capita income was $1,570 which placed the country 112th out of 164 as measured by the World Bank. Obviously, that doesn’t leave much money for consumers to purchase flagship and high-end smartphones.

However, the environment is perfect for a value-type producer such as China’s Xiaomi. This past week, the company …

MIUI 9 update release date for supported Xiaomi Mi and Redmi phones

From its humble roots as a custom Android software developer, to a leading Asian smartphone maker, Xiaomi’s success has always been intertwined with the wellbeing of the MIUI platform. And today, Xiaomi announced MIUI 9 – the newest version of its hugely popular, yet highly controversial Android interface.

READ MORE: MIUI 9 brings split-screen multitasking, performance enhancements, and a smart assistant

MIUI 9 sure looks like an intriguing update, but the natural question that comes to mind is: which Xiaomi smartphones are going to receive …

Refurbished Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi 2 are for sale on Surpluss.in

Surpluss.in an E-retailer award winning online store that sells refurbished, box opened Mobile phones and Tablets have just brought the biggest sale drive for the refurbished Redmi 1S and Redmi 2. Both hand sets are available with an Exclusive 6 months Brand Warranty.

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Xiaomi Redmi 1s Specifications

The Redmi 1s has a 4.7 inch 720P LED IPS Display with a pixel density of 321 ppi. It comes with a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can also be expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. It weighs 158 grams and is 9.9 mm thick. It comes preloaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.4 Kitkat) with MIUI v5 on top.

On the camera front, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with a 2000 mAh removable battery under the hood. It supports Dual SIM (regular) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. On the connectivity front, it comes with 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct and GPS.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 4.7 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) LED IPS OGS display. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 64-bit processor along with Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It runs on MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and will soon be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

On the camera front, the Redmi 2 has a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor with f/2.2 aperture which can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. It also has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling which can also shoot HD videos (720p). It supports dual SIM feature with dual standby mode. It is 9.4 mm thick and weighs 133 grams. The Redmi 2 comes with 4G LTE (1800 / 2600 MHz) on both SIM cards, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG as connectivity options. The smartphone has a 2,200 mAh battery under the hood.

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