Xiaomi Redmi 5 model with 4GB RAM is now available

Xiaomi Redmi 5 model with 4GB RAM is now available

Xiaomi announced the Redmi 5, the successor to last year’s Redmi 4, in December 2017. It isn’t a radical departure from its predecessor, but features a new edge-to-edge design and a number of under-the-hood improvements. Xiaomi initially offered the Redmi 5 in two configurations, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but on Thursday quietly began shipping a model with 4GB of RAM.

The new Redmi 5 variant, which has 32GB of storage, starts at 1,099 yen (~$174)—a tad pricier than the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM models’ 799 yen (~$120) and 899 yen (~$135) asking prices, respectively. It comes in the same colors—black, gold, and light blue—and otherwise appears to be identical to its lower-specification counterparts.

To recap, the Redmi 5 has a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440×720) LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a 3,300mAh battery that Xiaomi claims can last up to two days on a single charge. Under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) featuring clusters of Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and an Adreno 506 GPU.

The phone’s cameras are nothing to scoff at. The rear 12MP sensor has a 1.25-micron pixel size and phase detection autofocus, and the front-facing 5MP sensor has an LED flash that brightens up low-light selfie sessions.

Other conveniences include a 3.5mm headphone jack, support for Bluetooth 4.2, a hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a microUSB port, and Xiaomi’s Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 skin.

The 4GB Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a bit of a tough sell considering the Redmi 5 Plus, which boasts a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display, a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, and a 4,000mAh battery, starts at 1,299 yen (~$196) with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But for folks who aren’t willing to trade up to a larger phone, the new Redmi 5 model might be just the thing they’ve been waiting for.


Via: GizmoChina

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Kyle Wiggers is a writer, Web designer, and podcaster with an acute interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys reading the New Yorker, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.