The Redmi Note 5 India launch has been confirmed at the event Xiaomi is hosting in New Delhi, with the company's India head Manu Kumar Jain and product manager Jai Mani taking the stage to showcase the device. The biggest change in the new smartphone compared to its predecessor is the bezel-less design, 18:9 aspect ratio, and larger 5.99-inch display. The Redmi Note 5 battery capacity is 4000mAh battery, and it is half a millimetre thinner than last year's model. The Redmi Note 5 Pro with up to 6GB RAM and dual rear cameras was also unveiled at the event.
But the smartphones weren't be the only thing Xiaomi showcased at the event as the Mi TV 4 was also unveiled. Being Xiaomi products, both are expected to offer a lot of features at affordable prices. Xiaomi is hosting a live stream video, embedded below, so that fans across the country can stay up to date with the launch event. We will also keep updating this page to bring to you the latest news on the Redmi Note 5 and Mi TV 4 India launch front, so just hit refresh for the updates.
Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
The Redmi Note 5 camera will include a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size, PDAF, and an LED flash module. The company spoke about the its HDR algorithm that enhances photos to deliver improved quality over the previous models in this range. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 625 processor, and there are two variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The company has designed a special charger exclusively for the Indian market, and will be giving a transparent silicon case free with the device.
Apart from the Redmi Note 5, the company is also bringing in the Redmi Note 5 Pro model in India, making it the handset's global debut. The Pro handset packs the Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood, and has a dual camera setup on the back (with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors). It will come with only one internal storage option (64GB), and two RAM variants - 4GB and 6GB. Both the Pro model and its sibling will be available in four colour options, namely Black, Lake Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India will start at Rs. 9,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. As for the Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India, buyers will have to spend Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM model. Both smartphones will go on sale in India via Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home offline stores starting February 22, and will be available in other offline stores "very soon." Jio will be giving cashback worth Rs. 2,200 and 100 percent additional data on buying the new Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro smartphones.
Mi LED TV 4 (55) specifications
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 was also unveiled at the event, making India the first market to get the company's TV outside China. One of the biggest highlights of the TV is that it measures just 4.9mm and is claimed to be 30 percent thinner than the iPhone 7. The Mi TV 4 in India will come with a 55-inch 4K display (3840x2160 pixel) display, and sport a frameless design. It comes with integrated Mi TV Bar with 10 speakers, 2 wireless rear satellite speakers, and a subwoofer. The TV supports Dolby Atmos audio technology with 2 up-firing speakers for what the company claims can offer "an immersive 3D sound experience."
The Mi TV 4 will come with content from Hotstar, Voot, Sony Liv, Hungama Play, Zee 5, Alt Balaji, The Viral Fever, etc., and 80 percent of the content will be free to access. 3,500 DTH operators in India will be supported by the company's new TV. The television also comes with a modular TV design which means it can be upgraded in future. The new model features a single cable connection dubbed Mi Port which can connect Mi TV Bar to the display. Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 models also come with 'transparent' stand which makes Mi TV 4 look suspended in the air even without mounted on the wall.
Xiaomi has also added its AI (artificial intelligence) based recommendations UI called PatchWall to the Mi TV 4. PatchWall, which is essentially a skin on top of the Android OS, is based on deep learning AI technology. All Mi TV 4 models feature Samsung or LG 4K display panels. It comes with Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Mali-T830 image processor.
The Mi LED TV 4 (55) price in India has been set as Rs. 39,999; Xiaomi says similar TVs by rival brands usually cost around Rs. 2,00,000. The company has priced the Mi IR cable at Rs. 299. Buyers will get 3-month subscriptions for Sony Liv and Hungama Play worth Rs. 619 for free, and the Mi IR cable will be provided free as well. On top of this, buyers will get free installation - priced at Rs. 1,099 - from the company on purchasing the Mi TV 4 within 3 months of release. It will go on sale via Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Flipkart starting February 22.