Xiaomi Redmi 5 effect: Redmi 4 gets Rs 500 cheaper in India

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India starting at Rs. 7999, available from March 20

With the addition of Lake Blue, the Redmi 5A now matches the lineup of phones like the Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5, and Redmi Note 5 Pro. To recall, At the time of launch of Redmi 5A smartphone, Xiaomi announced that the phone will go on sale at an introductory price of Rs.4,999. First sale of the new Lake Blue model was held at 12pm on Thursday on Mi.com and Flipkart.

To recall, the Redmi 4 (REVIEW) was launched in India in May a year ago. However, the 2GB RAM +16GB storage variant seems to have been discontinued as it hasn't been listed on any site.

The successor to Redmi 4, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been claimed by the company to be an improvement in terms of design, camera and performance. It comes with curved 2.5D glass on the front and comes in matte black finish and gold colour options.

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"To recap on the specs, the Redmi 5 has a 5.7" HD+ 720p display and it is powered by a 14nm Snapdragon 450 processor. The phone features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies and video calling.

Xiaomi has provided 32GB and 64GB storage options on the Redmi 4 that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The 5-element rear lens comes equipped with features like LED flash, HDR, Panorama, phase detection auto-focus and Beauty Filter. Out of the box, the device runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on the top. It was launched at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant, Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB internal storage. This is a significant downgrade from the Redmi 4's 4100mAh battery capacity.

Other features include support for 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM cards, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS. The Redmi 5A also has proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer. The Redmi 5 will be available for buying from Mi.com/in and Amazon India from March 20, and via offline channels like Mi Home stores in the days to come. Finally, the whole package is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery.

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