Xiaomi’s getting ready to launch the Redmi 6 series in India on September 5, but not before it devotes some attention to its already-available Redmi Note 5 Pro. The handset’s red avatar has arrived in the country, providing a fifth color option for consumers.
To recall, the Redmi Note 5 Pro landed in India in black, blue, rose gold, and gold color options back in February this year. Xiaomi launched a Flame Red variant of the phone in China later in June. It’s this model which has made its way to the country, 3 months later.
Red Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Price
Design-wise, the red Redmi Note 5 Pro looks just like the others, except with a red finish at the back. Specs and price remain the same. The basic 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM version costs Rs 14999. The 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM iteration goes for Rs 16999.
Xiaomi is currently selling the crimson model via its own site. The option will also arrive on Flipkart sometime soon. The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, but can be upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo with an update to the brand’s latest MIUI build.
Another major feature which isn’t available straight out of the gate is Face Unlock. The Redmi Note 5 Pro will have to be updated to gain support for the tool since the company rolled out the feature after the device’s launch.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:
– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160p
– OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9 (upgradable to Oreo)
– CPU: Snapdragon 636
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP, 20MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fiac, microUSB 2.0
It might be a good idea to wait and see what the Redmi 6 event brings to the table before buying the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Stay tuned for more on Xiaomi’s September 5 unveiling.