Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Offers A 20 MP Selfie Camera

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The phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 636 chip. The first sale of both the smartphones will commence from February 22, 2018. The devices will be available across Xiaomi's official website, Flipkart and even Mi Home. It will also sell at Mi Home offline stores.

Chinese OEM Xiaomi today announced two new mid-range devices for the Indian market. Focusing on the later, the said smartphone is fortified with new hardware and dual camera set-up. Let's check the details about Xiaomi's latest and greatest.

We spoke about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Mi TV 4 on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The 16 GB storage with 2 GB RAM variant is now eliminated which left us only two variants - 32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM. The phone runs MIUI9 out of the box. "The Redmi Note 5 is essentially a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus, launched at the end of a year ago, and the Pro variant has the same 5.99" display but adds a dual camera module, a slightly more powerful processor, and a 6GB RAM option.

The OnePlus 5 smartphone was released way back in June 2017. The new Redmi Note 5 models will take the place of the popular Redmi Note 4 model in the company's India portfolio. It will come with Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with a Mali-T830 image processor.

The price factor makes Mi TV 4 a superior option to a wider audience than its competition, which is what the company is aiming for.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is fueled by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, with the Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 14 hours of continuous video playback, with 5V/2A fast charging. It features the same launch offers as the Redmi Note 5.

The 55-inch Mi TV 4 comes with 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI (ARC) port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 Ethernet port along with the standard AV, analogue and audio out ports. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.

The smartphone sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen. For selfies, there's a whopping 20 MP front-facing camera.

The Redmi Note 5 is going for 9,999INR (about RM612) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model and 11,999INR (about RM734) for the higher-spec 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. Both these variants of Note 5 Pro also have different price tags. Over at the rear, you get this iPhone X style camera bump which houses a 12MP f/2.2 main camera and a secondary 5MP f/2.0 shooter for depth of field effects. Xiaomi Mi TV 4 got sold out in 2 seconds. The phone has a 20MP camera on the front with LED flash. A Face Unlock feature will arrive in March with an OTA update.