Xiaomi is India’s No.1 smartphone brand in Q3 and Q4 2017 with 26.8% market share because of which it dominates all other famous brands like Samsung, Motorola with 57% online market share along with that it occupies the second position in offline market share next to Samsung.
The launch event of Redmi Note 5 started with the comparison of Redmi Note 4 that was the most sold smartphone in 2017 with more than 9 million units sold.
Today Xiaomi at a launch event held in New Delhi has launched three products: Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi TV 4.
Redmi Note 5 Specifications And Features
The device is running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor based on 14nm FinFET technology that ensures great power efficiency and great thermal performance.
Xiaomi touted the smartphone as an All Round Upgrade in terms of design, camera and build quality.This is the first redmi note smartphone to feature a full screen 5.99 inches 18:9 FHD+ 2.5D curved display with the resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels protected with corning gorilla glass with a pixel density of 403ppi.
Redmi note 4 came with Single Pyrolytic graphite sheet that was capable of decreasing temperature by 1-degree Celsius but new Redmi Note 5 comes with dual pyrolytic graphite sheet that can decrease the temperature by 2-degree Celsius.
Coming to the camera department, there is a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and a dual tone dual LED flash sits below the camera module, it also features PDAF and real-time filters, on the other hand, front 5MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and a selfie flash, other features include selfie timer and face recognition.
Other features include GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, micro USB with OTG support, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and IR blaster.Xiaomi never skimps on sensors and all sensors like Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E Compass, Accelerometer, Hall sensor, and Gyroscope are available onboard.
The Redmi Note 5 is running on MiUi 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1.2 and comes in 4 color variants: Black, Gold, Blue and Rose gold.
Xiaomi has included a free ultra slim case to protect your new Redmi Note 5 from scratches or splashes.
Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications And Features
Coming to the display, we have a 2.5D curved IPS LCD panel sporting a Full HD+ resolution.Interestingly enough, it also features Corning Gorilla Glass protection, so your new redmi pro isn’t afraid of the occasional scratches or drops.The fingerprint sensor is located at the back.
Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first device in the world to get power from Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 636 processor that is based on kryo microarchitecture normally found on 800 series processor and it is coupled with Adreno 509 GPU, this combination brings down the flagship performance into a budget-friendly device and makes the Redmi Note 5 a true performance beast.
“We are proud to collaborate with Xiaomi for the global debut of the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 mobile platform.Sporting our latest Qualcomm Kyro semi-custom CPU, Snapdragon 636 makes Redmi Note 5 a true performance beast” said Larry Paulson, President Of Qualcomm India.
Redmi note 5 supports up to 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and packs a dual camera setup at the back position just like the iPhone X.There is a combination of 12 MP+5MP, 5MP Samsung sensor that captures depth information and main 12 MP is using sony IMX 486 sensor that is used for normal still images and videography, comes with EIS ( electronic image stabilization ) for smoother videos.
One of the main highlights of Redmi Note 5 is the portrait mode that works on Xiaomi’s own algorithm known as AI-Based Computing Engine.It makes use of semantic segmentation for more accurate edge detection so that the foreground object remain in focus while the background is blurred out.
The front camera is 20 MP with Sony IMX376 sensor that is capable of taking AI-based portrait selfies and also integrates face unlock feature that will be available via OTA by the end of March 2018.Another feature that it includes is beautify 4.0 that is made to fit India through deep learning, is able to identify different skin variations.
It is available in 4 colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Lake Blue.
Pricing And Availability
Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB+32GB variant and Rs 11,999 for 4GB+64GB variant, Redmi note 5 Pro is priced Rs 13,999 for 4GB+64GB variant and Rs 16,999 for 6GB+64GB variant.
The first sale is on 22 FEB starting on mi.com, Mi home and Flipkart and the devices will be available offline very soon.
Mi Smart TV 4 Specifications And Features
This is the world’s thinnest TV measuring just 4.99mm, the TV gives immersive experience due to frameless architecture.Latest HDR technology makes sure you watch the Life-Like details with true colors and improved contrast ratio.
The Mi TV 4 (55) speaker supports Dolby DTS audio to give you a rich audio experience. Now, you can notice every sound effect of a movie and every note of musical instrument of a song.
Mi Smart LED TV 4 (55) is powered by Amlogic 64-bit quad core processor, 2GB RAM and comes with 8GB internal storage.It provides the sufficient number of ports to connect as many devices you want to! For wireless connectivity, we have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Miracast support.
Patchwall OS allows you to enjoy 500,000+ hours of online content ranging from content providers like Hotstar, SonyLIV, TVF, Voot and many more.
Other feature that makes this TV by Xiaomi awesome: Smart Remote and Universal Search.
We thought that the price should be anywhere between 1LAC to 1.5 lACS but to our surprise, it is priced at Rs 39,999 that makes it a steal deal for a UHD 55 inches 4k TV.
There are some offers for first 3 months: 3 months subscription of SonyLiv and Hungama is free that originally costs Rs 619, Mi iR cable for free that costs Rs 299, and on-site installation is free that costs Rs 1,099.