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STS PHILIPPINES, MAKATI – The successor to the fan-favorite Redmi Note 4 series is now in Philippine shores, and is going to be available on Tuesday, May 15.

Same as the one that debuted in China as Redmi Note 5 and in India as the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Xiaomi really confuses us with the naming, though), the handset offers slight upgrades in its specifications.

Below are the specs of the Redmi Note 5:

Specifications and Features

Specs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Display 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display (1080 x 2160 resolution), 403ppi, 77.4% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Processor Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU/Graphics Adreno 509
Memory/RAM 3GB/4GB/6GB
Storage 32GB/64GB, up to 256GB using microSD card (SIM 2)
Rear Cameras 12MP (f/1.9, 1.4 μm)

5MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm),

AI-enabled features, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash

Front Camera 13-megapixel (w/ LED flash)
Battery 4000mAh (non-removable)
Connectivity, Wireless and Features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, IR blaster, microUSB 2.0, Fingerprint reader (rear),
IP Rating N/A
Software Android Oreo 8.0 (MIUI 9)

Pricing & Availability

The Redmi Note 5 retails for PhP11,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant and will be available on Xiaomi’s official stores physically and online in Lazada on May 15, Tuesday.

Unfortunately, there’s no word whether the 6GB / 64GB variant is going to be available here in the country.