Xiaomi has upped the ante in the mid-range smartphone segment in India with its Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has better hardware and the company claims that the camera performance of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is its highlight.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro will also get "Face Unlock" feature via an Over-The-Air (OTA) update in March. "It sports a 5.99" FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass on top, it offers 450-nit maximum brightness, 1000:1 colour contrast ratio.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 runs on runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. This phone comes with two variants - 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage expandable upto 128GB with microSD card.
As for differences, the Redmi Note 5 has a 5MP selfie shooter, 12MP single rear camera, and Snapdragon 625 processor. In India, the Mi TV 4 will be sold in only one variant (55-inch) and will be exclusively available on Flipkart.
The phone features 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Beautify 3.0. In a move that will garner a lot of eyeballs, Xiaomi has gone for a vertically placed dual-camera setup which is positioned uncannily similar to the iPhone X. Even the LED flash is placed between the two sensors, like the iPhone X.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery carrying support for 5V/2A charging.
The 20MP front-facing snapper can also shoot images in portrait mode so that the subject is in focus and the background is blurred. On the connectivity front, the Mi TV 4 offers 3 HDMI ports, 1XUSB 3.0, 1X USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11ac.
For selfies, there's a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with Beautify 4.0 AI algorithm, and selfie light for low-light conditions.
The new Redmi 5 Pro offers Qualcomm's freshest octa-core Snaprdragon 636 processor with Kryo 260 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and Adreno 509 graphics. It measures 158.6 x 75.4 and weighs 181 grams.