Last week, Xiaomi teased about launching a new Red-hued phone. It was initially presumed that the company might be hinting at the Redmi 6 series, which is slated to make its official debut in India on September 5. It was also presumed that it would be launched in the crimson colour model, however, it is now officially confirmed that it is actually the new Redmi Note 5 Pro colour variant.

Xiaomi confirmed the news on Twitter that Redmi Note 5 Red Edition is now available on in both versions—4GB RAM+64GB storage and 6GB RAM+128GB storage—for Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. They are available in limited stocks and will soon be made available on Flipkart as well.

The new Redmi Note 5 Pro looks exquisite in the red shade on the back and matching black accented bezel in the front-panel. This will definitely find traction among the youth.

Except for the new colour, everything else such as design language and internal hardware remains same as the original Redmi Note 5 Pro.

For those unaware, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a stunning 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) FullView screen having 18:9 aspect ratio and boast high-grade metallic shell on the back. It not only brings stability to the structure but also exudes a premium feel when held in hand.

Xiaomi, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Red Edition, launch, India
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Red Edition is currently available on store and will soon be made available on India (screen-grab)

Under the hood, it comes packed with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core backed by Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 OS, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64 GB storage and 4,000mAh battery.

The highlight of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is its photography hardware. It houses feature-rich dual camera— a primary 12MP snapper with Sony IMX486, 1,25µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and a 5MP secondary shooter with Samsung sensor, 1.12µm, f/2.0 aperture. They are assisted by dual-tone LED flash in low-light condition.

On the front, it features a 20MP with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, full HD (1080p) and LED flash.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs competition:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is up against Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1), Tecno Camon iClick, Honor 9N and Moto G6 series among others.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:

Models Redmi Note 5 Pro
Display 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 2.5D curved glass
  • Brightness: 450 nits and 83% NTSC color gamut
  • Aspect ratio: 18:9
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
OS Android v7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9
Processor 14nm 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core
GPU Adreno 512
RAM + storage configuration
  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage (eMMC v5.0)
  • Model 2: 6GB RAM+ 64GB storage (eMMC v5.0)

(Note: Storage expandable up to 128GB)

  • Main: 12MP (with Sony IMX486, 1,25µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF,)+5MP (Samsung sensor, 1.12µm, f/2.0 aperture) rear-side camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • Front: 20MP with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, full HD (1080p) and LED flash
Battery 4,000mAh
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock (coming before March-end), hybrid dual-SIM (nano+nano or microSD), Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz), GPS/GLONASS, 3.5 mm audio jack
Dimensions 158.6 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
Weight 181g
Colors Black, Gold, Lake Blue and Rose Gold
  • Model 1 (4GB RAM+ 64GB storage): Rs 14,999
  • Model 2 (6GB RAM+ 64GB storage): Rs 16,999

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