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Xiaomi India has hinted at a new Red-coloured Redmi smartphone model that may arrive in the country on Tuesday. The Chinese manufacturer is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Redmi series. On that occasion last month, the company’s Global VP and India Head Manu Kumar Jain had shared an image that suggested that a new Red-colour model is in the works.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro currently sells in India in Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold variants. The Flame Red model that was available in the Redmi Note 5 in China in June, was not rolled out it India. In a post by Redmi India’s official Twitter handle, Xiaomi has teased the launch of the new colour model and is expected on Tuesday. The company’s tweet reads as, “RED is coming! Watch this space tomorrow at 10 AM!” and with the tagline “Get RED-y to be mesmerised”, Meanwhile, Xiaomi has released a video teaser as well. However, there are no real details regarding price in India and availability available as of now.

In terms of pricing, the other colour variants of the Redmi Note 5 Pro were launched in the country priced starting at Rs. 13,999. However, the price was later raised to Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant, and went up to Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.


    • Redmi Note 5 Pro runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat, and has a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass.

    • It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM.

    • The presence of the Snapdragon 636 SoC is touted to make the Redmi Note 5 Pro the “fastest Redmi Note ever” with an AnTuTu score of 109,692.

    • The smartphone has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, and also supports Face Unlock.

    • Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor sporting an aperture of f/2.2 and a 1.25-micron pixel size, while the 5-megapixel secondary sensor has a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size.

    • There is also an LED flash on the back.

    • On the front, the smartphone has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor that is accompanied by an LED selfie-light module.

    • There is 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

  • Further, the handset has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. It packs a 4000mAh battery and weighs 181 grams.


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