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.
Mi fans! We heard you and just to meet your overwhelming love, we are bringing the largest quantity ever. Over 4 lakh #Redmi5 will go on sale on 20th March – 12 noon. How many of you are waiting to get India’s #CompactPowerhouse? Available on https://t.co/BLn4mnYusr and @amazonIN pic.twitter.com/Q1cNwlT0n8
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) March 19, 2018
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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