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After being on the rumor-mill for the last few weeks, Xiaomi’s successor to its fan-favorite Redmi 4 series are now finally official – the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. 

Both smartphones now come with not-really-bezel-less 18:9 screen display ratio, and absolutely bang-for-the-buck specs considering the prices these phones has, as well as in these colors: blue, gold, rose gold and black.

Redmi 5 (image: Xiaomi, Twitter)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs

  • Display: 5.7-inch, 18:9, HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh with micro USB connector
  • Rear camera: 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 MP front camera with soft-light selfie flash
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • Fingerprint scanner: yes
Redmi 5 Plus (image: Xiaomi, Twitter)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specs

  • Display: 5.99-inch, 18:9, Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display
  • Chip: Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB / 64 GB
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh with micro USB connector
  • Rear camera: 12 MP rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 MP front camera with soft-light selfie flash
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Fingerprint scanner: yes

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi’s Redmi series are geared for the budget-oriented humans, so the prices are here as follows:

Redmi 5

  • 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM¥799 (~$120) / (~PhP6,120)
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM — ¥899 (~$135) / (~PhP6,885)

Redmi 5 Plus

  • 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM — ¥999 (~$150) / (~PhP7,650)
  • 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM — ¥1,299 (~$180) / (~PhP9,180)

In terms of availability, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are set to go on sale in China by December 12. No word about other markets availability so far since it was just unveiled moments ago.

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