Xiaomi Redmi 5A to go on sale today via Flipkart, Mi.com

Purported Xiaomi Redmi 5

Purported Xiaomi Redmi 5

On Thursday, Xiaomi confirmed that the Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio as the company aims to bring the bezel-less trend of 2017 to the budget segment.

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the Redmi 5 and and Redmi 5 Plus in China on December 7.

The Redmi 5 price will start at $199.99 (roughly Rs. 12,900) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage model, according to an AliExpress listing.

Successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, the smartphone comes with a metal unibody design.

The Redmi 5 has been priced starting at CNY 799 (approx Rs 7,800) for the 2GB + 16GB variant and CNY 899 (approx Rs 8,800) for the 3GB + 32GB option and will be available in Black, Blue, Gold and Pink colours.

As per the pictures, both the phones come with a fingerprint sensor at the back. The Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be bigger than this. They are not only the latest offerings from the company but also new additions to the Xiaomi's growing number of devices that is equipped with 18:9 full-screen display. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash.

In terms of rumoured specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 would feature a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a 2160x1080 pixels resolution. Both devices will come with 12MP cameras and it is worth pointing out that both processors are on based on a 14nm process for a more frugal operation. And both are powered by Android with Xiaomi's MIUI skinning. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC or Snapdragon 630 SoC and will be offered in two variants - 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

The battery capacity in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is believed to be 4000mAh and it should run on Android 7.1.2, withMIUI 9 skin on top.

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