Xiaomi might not launch a Redmi Note 5

Dec 24, 2017, 00:53
Xiaomi might not launch a Redmi Note 5

Since the last few years, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi and Redmi Note smartphones in tandem, but the trend might be ending soon if a post on the company's official forum is to be believed.

Xiaomi is also offering discounts on "smart home solutions", as well. The company will be holding a flash sale at 2PM on both the days during which the customers can get the Redmi 5A for Re 1. The 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2i will be available at Rs 799.

The sale will be conducted over a period of two days starting from December 20 to December 21. Once put in cart, users will have to purcahse the product within two hours to avoid can cancellation.

Mi A1 special edition red is being sold at Rs 12,999 - lower by Rs 1000 from its original price of Rs 14,999. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite (2GB RAM+16GB ROM), Mi Band HRX Edition and Mi Wi-Fi Repeater will be available on December 21 from 2 PM.

Apparently, the expected successor of the highly popular Redmi Note 4 was already here but under a different name and there won't be another device. The base 2GB model of Redmi 5A costs Rs 4,999 (for the first five milion units). It is a bezel-less phone with an edge-to-edge screen with an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9, a full metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

In our review, we said the Redmi 5A is a complete smartphone, boasting faster performance and a superior camera, making this a phone well above the notch. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506GPU. A microSD card slot is given to expand the internal storage (up to 128GB).

On the camera front, the Redmi 5 Plus ships with a 12-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi Y1 Lite are available at Rs 8,499 and 6,999 respectively. Traditionally the Redmi smartphones came with displays up to 5 inches and the Redmi Note lineup featured 5.5-inch screens. It is further backed by a 4,000mAh battery. On the front, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5-megapixel camera. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Xiaomi's MIUI 9 on top.