Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi TV launched: Price, specifications, and more
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and Mi TV launched in India.tech Updated: Feb 14, 2018 13:54 IST
Xiaomi on Wednesday launched three new devices in India including the successor to Redmi Note 4 and a new smart TV.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 starts at a price of Rs 9,999, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro will retail at a starting price of Rs 13,999. Xiaomi’s Mi LED Smart TV 4 has a price tag of Rs 39,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a notable upgrade with its 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage. The higher model is priced at Rs 11,999.
As for Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro, the smartphone’s USP is its dual-camera setup at the rear. The setup includes a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors which work together to produce DSLR-like bokeh effect. The smartphone also sports a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor for selfies.
Xiaomi’s Mi LED Smart TV 4 priced at Rs 39,999 and is claimed to be the “world’s thinnest LED TV” with only 4.99m thickness. It has a 55-inch 4K HDR display, and is powered by Amlogic 64-bit quad-core processor. Mi LED Smart TV 4 is powered by PatchWall Design which offers over 500,000 hours of content across 15 Indic languages, universal search option, and more.
Here are the highlights from Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 launch event in India
11.58AM: We are just a few minutes away from the official launch. The company has already dropped hints about launching the Redmi Note 4 successor.
12.07PM: The event is expected to begin in a few minutes. Let’s recap the specifications of the Redmi Note 4. The smartphone is available in 2GB RAM/32GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 4GB/64GB storage versions. All the models are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. The 5-megapixel front camera has 85-degree wide angle lens.
12.12PM: Manu Kumar Jain takes the stage. He claims the company continued to be no.1 brand in Q3 and Q4 of 2017.
12.13PM: Manu Kumar says Xiaomi’s presence in the online segment has increased. It has become one of the top brands selling offline.
12.14 PM: Xiaomi has dominated the Indian smartphone market for quite some time. IDC in its latest report named Xiaomi as the top brand while Samsung was at the second position.
12.16PM: Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani takes the stage to announce Redmi Note 5.
12.18PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 18:19 aspect ratio.
12:21PM: Redmi Note 5 comes in four colour options. It features a lighter and slimmer body.
12.22PM: The smartphone comes with improved camera performance. The company has upgraded its HDR capabilities and low-light photography.
12.23PM: Jai Mani is now talking about localisation features implemented in the new smartphone. There’s a special cooling technology, customised for Indian users.
12.25PM: Redmi Note 5 comes with Gorilla Glass protection.
12.26PM: The cooling technology on Redmi Note 5 is also available on Xiaomi’s Android One Mi A1 smartphone.
12.27PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor, a popular chipset for mid-range smartphones
12.28PM: The smartphone is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery.
12.29PM: Prices are out. The base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage costs Rs 9,999.
12.30PM: Xiaomi is bundling free ultra-slim case with Redmi Note 5.
12.32: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 11,999.
12.33PM: Jai Mani announces Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor.
12.35PM: Jai Mani claims Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro destroys other phones in this category. The phone hits a benchmark score of 109,692 score on Antutu.
12.38PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro packs 6GB of RAM, highest any budget Xiaomi has offered in the budget category.
12.39PM: Just like Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro also has a full-screen display.
12:41PM: Here’s the first look at Xiaomi ‘s Redmi Note 5.
12.42PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup, making it the first Redmi phone to feature the setup.
12:44PM: The dual-camera setup includes a combination of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual sensors at the back. It features a 20-megapixel front facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor. It further comes with Electronic Image Stablisation for video recording.
12:47PM: Here’s our coverage of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Check out its price, specifications and features.
12:51PM: Xiaomi introduces Beautify 4.0 which is enabled on both the rear and front cameras. The upgraded version comes with better features and more suitable for Indian users.
12:56PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is said to deliver better photos in low-light conditions and bokeh (DSLR-like shallow depth-of-field) effect from the front camera.
12.57PM: Face Unlock is coming to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. The feature lets you unlock the phone by just looking at the screen. Xiaomi will roll out this feature via an OTA update by March-end.
12:59PM: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price starts at Rs 13,999. The high-end 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage model costs Rs 16,999.
1.01PM: There’s one more thing. Xiaomi has just launched Xiaomi Mi LED Smart TV 4 in India. Mi TV is Xiaomi’s smart TV running a custom OS based on Android.
1.04PM: Xiaomi Mi TV is claimed to be the world’s thinnest LED TV. It comes with a 55-inch bezel-less display with an ultra slim form factor.
1.06PM: Xiaomi Mi TV’s 55-inch display has 4K UHD resolution.
1.08PM: It comes with Dolby+ DTS Cinema Audio Quality. It has 64-bit quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
1.09PM: Xiaomi announces partnership with a number of multimedia streaming platforms like Hotstar, Voot and TVF among others for content on Mi TV.
1.10PM: Mi TV runs on Patchwall OS, a customised operating system that puts content on the home-screen in cards format.
1.15PM: Here are more details about Xiaomi Mi TV.
1.17PM: Xiaomi Mi TV also features content from DTH set-top-box on the home screen.
1.18PM: Here’s our coverage of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Check out its full specifications, features, price, and more.
1.27PM: Xiaomi Mi TV price is out. The smart TV costs Rs 39,999. It comes bundled with free subscription from partner apps.
1.32PM: Here’s a round of up everything launched today.
1.33PM: Xiaomi’s event is over. The company launched Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India. It also surprised everyone with its first smart TV in India. Mi LED TV 4, touted as the world’s slimmest TV, is priced at Rs 39,999.
1.35PM: The first sale of these devices will take place on February 22 via Mi.com, Mi Home and Flipkart, and offline channels as well.
First Published: Feb 14, 2018 11:43 IST