Redmi Note 5 Pro, the popular Xiaomi phone, is finally going on open sale in India, about six months after it was released in India. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in two variants (4GB RAM and 6GB RAM options) and is available online via Flipkart and Xiaomi's official site Mi.com. While the 4GB RAM model is available on Flipkart in Black, Blue, Gold colours, while it is only in Black and Gold colours on Mi.com. On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro 6GB RAM variant is out of stock on both the e-stores in all four colours. Xiaomi's move comes soon after rival handset Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM models went on open sale.
Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India, specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India is Rs. 14,999 for the base variant, while the high-end version costs Rs. 16,999. To recall, the base variant was introduced in the country at Rs. 13,999, but the price was raised by Rs. 1,000 after Budget 2018. Redmi Note 5 Pro launch offers include Rs. 2,200 cashback with up to 4.5TB additional data on Jio, as well as a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. Flipkart customers will get 5 percent discount on purchases made using Axis Bank Buzz credit cards.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 5 Pro runs Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and features a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 450-nit brightness, and 83 percent NTSC colour gamut. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup that has a 12-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the smartphone has a 20-megapixel camera sensor along with an LED flash.
Xiaomi has provided 64GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Redmi Note 5 Pro has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB on the connectivity front. Besides, it packs a 4000mAh battery that supports 5V/2A fast charging and measures 158.6x75.4x8.05mm.
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