Xiaomi plans to dominate the mid-range segment with their new Redmi 5 series.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is sending out invites for a product launch in India on February 14, that’s about a week from now. The invitation contains the numerical ‘5’ covered in two borders which confirm the company will be launching the much awaited Redmi 5 series in the country. The number is encased in two borders which suggest the smartphones will be having an 18:9 display.
The two smartphones that are going to be launched in the Indian market are the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus which was launched in China a month ago. It is also speculated that the Redmi Note 5 will be announced alongside.
This will be the first major launch from Xiaomi in the country this year. The company has already promised an exciting February, so who knows what new surprises Xiaomi has for the Indian market. The company usually starts the year with a bang by launching a major product. Last two years they launched the Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 4 respectively which became the best selling phone in India.
Now according to the rumours, the company is working on the Redmi Note 5 smartphone, but it won’t be launched until Q2 2018 which suggest Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus and just announce the Redmi Note 5. But according to another rumour, the company will be launching the bigger Redmi 5 Plus as Redmi Note 5.
These new upcoming devices are the first Redmi smartphones equipped with 18:9 display that will help to capture the mid-range segment of the market and who knows might go on to become the next best selling smartphone in India. The Redmi 5 is expected to cost Rs 7,500 for the 2 GB RAM variant while the higher 3 GB RAM variant will be priced around Rs 8,500. As for the Redmi 5 Plus, the lower variant will come with a price tag around Rs 9,500 while the higher variant will cost around 12,500.