And here we are finally arrived at the fateful date in which the expected Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be unveiled to the general public. The Chinese company has chosen the Valentine's day perhaps for celebrate the love that the fans nurture towards the brand and that is reciprocated with all the passion and dedication to create state-of-the-art smartphones characterized by an excellent quality / price ratio. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in the last days was prey of innumerable rumors, concerning design, technical specifications but above all on the fact that behind him yes may actually conceal a Redmi 5 Plus for the Indian market. Perhaps in part it is true, but the latest news they want today there will be two protagonists of the day, ie Redmi Notes 5 e Notes redmi 5 Pro, which could be the first smartphone to be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. In addition, the latest rumors have brought to the attention of everyone also probable launch prices of the two devices that should be around Rs. 9999 (about 125 euros) for the 3/32 GB variant and Rs. 11999 (about 151 euros) for the 4/64 GB variant of the Redmi Note 5. The most interesting Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro instead provided in three variants, 3/32 GB, 4/64 and 6/64 GB will be sold at a price of Rs. 13999 (about 176 euros) for the 4/64 GB version and Rs. 16999 (214 euros) for the 6/64 GB one. Therefore, the price of the poorer version from 3/32 GB conceivable for Rs remains uncertain. 12999 (about 163 euros). All versions according to the rumor will be available for purchase starting from February 22 exclusively on the Flipkart store.
But it is useless to continue to talk about probable conjectures, as we will soon discover what the company of Lei Jun really wanted to give to all the fans. Then make yourself comfortable and follow the presentation live with us to be held in India in New Delhi, from 12.00 to 14.00 (local time): us we will update the article from time to time in order to provide you with all the details of the case.
LIVE EVENT PRESENTATION 14 FEBRUARY 2018, INDIA, NEW DEHLI
It starts with a warm welcome given directly by the vice president Xiaomi India, Manu Jain, who breaks the ice talking about the countless successes obtained by the brand in Indian territory. Xiaomi is now the number one smartphone brand in India with a market share of 25%, considering that out of the 10 best-selling smartphones in Q4 2017, 6 belong to the Xiaomi company which over time has focused its attention on searching fans of constant feedback to improve and build more and more devices dedicated to them.
The event continues by talking about the success that last year saw the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 as the protagonist, a device that fully represents the company's philosophy, bringing innovation and high-level specifications to users. A sales record for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 equal to over 9 million units sold. But without further ado, the word passes to Jai Manim head product manager of Xiaomi India, who enthusiastically announces the greatest progress in the history of the Redmi Note series, namely Redmi Note 5.
Redmi Note 5 is the smartphone of the thinnest series ever, only 8,05 mm thick for a device with a body embellished with precious metal on the back. But the biggest update concerns the display which for the new Redmi Note 5 will be a 5.99-inch unit in 18: 9 format. A processing on the edges of the phone completes the picture to better adapt the grip in the hands.
Redmi Note 5 is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery capable of guaranteeing a whole day of autonomy allowing you to range between all activities, such as games, videos, music and whatever else your imagination can unleash. There will be four colors available: black, gold, rose gold and the new blue lake. The main camera has a 1,25 micron pixel sensor allowing for improved photography in low light conditions. You get 56% more light in each pixel than a 1 micron sensor, resulting in brighter and more detailed photos.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 points to photography as to find a quality selfie LED flash frontally. A light with a temperature of 4500K, cold natural white, was chosen, which develops like a natural glow on the subject's face, greatly improving the photographic performance, especially indoors. Redmi Note 5 has from its excellent construction and first-rate materials, such as double sheets of pyrolytic graphite that guarantee optimal heat dissipation even during the most intense task, effectively reducing the general temperature by 1 ° C compared to a single sheet of pyrolytic graphite. Redmi Note 5 comes with Corning Gorilla glass protection for better impact resistance but a TPU cover will also be present as a gift. The prices are confirmed as those we talked about at the beginning of the article, but let's face it the Redmi Note 5 is the well-known Redmi 5 Plus, served up to the Indian market. Disappointed? Well there's more in store.
In fact, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is presented with enormous praise, becoming the first official smartphone to be launched in this 2018. The highlight is certainly the CPU that will be entrusted to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, earning the Redmi Note 5 Pro the title of the first device in the world to be powered by that chipset. Qualcomm and Xiaomi have worked closely together to make this possible. The Snapdragon 636 has a Kryo-type structure, which was previously exclusive to Snapdragon 800 series chips such as Snapdragon 835 and 820: in particular the Snapdragon 636 will have 4 Kryo 260 cores obtaining a performance improvement of 50% and reduced consumption by 40 %. This will also happen thanks to the adoption of the LPDDR4X type RAM which offers 30% more efficiency reaching up to 6 GB, the first time that this capacity is adopted on a device belonging to the Redmi series.
Another pleasant revelation and novelty concerns the photographic sector both front and rear. The latter will be a double module placed vertically and composed of a 12 megapixel unit with Sony IMX486 sensor for standard images while for the depth effects a 5 megapixel unit will come into play. A complex process called semantic segmentation has been implemented, based on the powerful deep learning algorithm: in practice, an image at the pixel level is separated into two levels: the pixels that are part of the foreground and the pixels that are part of the background, it therefore keeps the foreground sharp while the background is skilfully blurred. The front camera will have the beauty of 20 MP of resolution with a large aperture f/2.2, for sharper selfies, even in low light conditions. This is achieved thanks to the high performance Sony IMX 376 sensor with the adoption of pixel binning technology, which reduces the overall image noise. Also for the Redmi Note 5 Pro there will be an LED support for the selfie camera as seen on the Redmi Note 5 as well as Redmi 5 Plus. Also for lovers of selfies at the software level there is Beautify 4.0, made through the learning of thousands of processing of selfie photos taken in India, able to recognize the face and the classic BINDI on the forehead, intelligently embellishing the rest of the face. Furthermore, given the potential of the camera, it will be possible to carry out the portrait effect with improvement related to the subject contouring algorithm, but also to take advantage of the Face Unlock function.
Apparently for the Redmi Note 5 Pro only two variants will be provided, in the memory cuts of 4 GB for RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal storage, with a price equal to Rs. 13999 (about 176 euros) while the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will sell for Rs. 16999 (214 euros). Unfortunately, no information has been leaked about support for telephone bands, the operating system adopted or other, but we will not fail to deepen the information and report it to you correctly. Now the event continues with the presentation of a new product for India, partly anticipated by recent teasers, namely the Xiaomi Mi TV 4.
In fact, as expected, Mi TV 4 is the other protagonist of the day but which we will not talk about as much as it is a product we already know. In fact, with its profile of only 4,99 mm it integrates a quadcore Amlogic 64-bit processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Present Dolby Audio DTS-HD for the complete cinematic experience. System based on PatchWall and excellent Bluetooth remote control, super easy to use thanks to only 11 buttons as the functions offered by Bluetooth also allow you to take advantage of voice commands.
The event ends with an appointment: 22 February 2018, the date on which the products presented at the event will be officially marketed at Mi Home, the Xiaomi and Flipkart online store that will have the exclusive in India for sales.