The Redmi Note 5 was not alone when it was launched. Meet the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, the fancier twin of Xiaomi’s new smartphones.
Design-wise, the new Redmi Note handsets don’t look too far away from each other. The two has the same 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which basically means that they have almost the same height and look in front.
You can see the main design difference on the back. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual-camera system — one of the Pro’s edges to the standard Redmi Note 5. The 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors are in a vertical orientation with the dual-tone flash at the middle. It kind of mimics the iPhone X’s design which isn’t really surprising at all.
Moreover, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will inaugurate the new Snapdragon 636 processor. It will also have a roomy 6GB of RAM — which is a first for any Redmi device — but a 4GB variant is also available. Both variants will come with 64GB of onboard storage.
Another first is the Face Unlock feature, which uses the device’s 20-megapixel front camera. And now that Xiaomi has already exhibited this technology, we can expect it to arrive on other Xiaomi smartphones soon.
The device will also come with a 4000mAh battery and will run on Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 software out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby hybrid
- 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2160 x 1080 resolution, ~439ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
- 20-megapixel front camera, LED flash
- 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, PDAF, f/2.2, dual-tone flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE, VoLTE
- WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1mm
- Weight: 181g
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold
- 4000mAh battery, 5V/2A charging support
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in India for a price of INR13,999 (around Php11,300) for the 4GB/6GB variant, while the 6GB/64GB version costs INR16,999 (around Php13,800). Pricing and availability in the Philippines are unknown as of the moment.