Xiaomi Redmi 5 to go on sale for the first time at 12 PM today on Flipkart and Mi online store

The Redmi 5, Xiaomi's latest budget smartphone offering in the Indian market, will go on sale for the first time via Amazon and Mi.com at 12 PM later today.

Xiaomi Redmi 5. Image: Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi 5. Image: Xiaomi

While the availability of adequate stock being a complaint from most of its prospective buyers, Xiaomi reaffirmed through a tweet that it has more than 4 lakh units of the Redmi 5 up for the first sale.

The Redmi 5 will be available in all three RAM variants — 2 GB, 3 GB and 4 GB RAM with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage options respectively. Xiaomi's Mi TV 4A and Mi TV 4 will also be up for grabs in a separate flash sale at the same time.

As far as specifications go, the metal-bodied Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 display. It runs on a Snapdragon 450 SoC and features a 12 MP rear camera with single LED flash. The 5 MP front camera on the Redmi 5 comes with a 'soft-light' module. Power is drawn from a 3,300 mAh battery.

The 2 GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5 is priced at Rs 7,999, the 3 GB RAM variant at Rs 8,999 and the 4 GB RAM version at Rs 10,999.

Connectivity option on the smartphone includes Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth HID, 4G dual SIM with a hybrid SIM tray that accommodates nano-SIM + micro-SIM or micro-SIM + micro SD card.

This 'Made In India' smartphone will be available in four colour variants including gold, Lake blue, black and Rose gold. Xiaomi is offering a transparent ultra-slim case with the smartphone and it also comes with a cashback offer of Rs 2,000 on a Reliance Jio connection.

For more on the Redmi 5, you can go ahead and read our detailed first impressions of the phone here.

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Updated Date: Mar 20, 2018 09:44 AM