Xiaomi launches Redmi 5 variant with 4 GB RAM in China

(Reuters/China Daily)A logo of Xiaomi is seen at Xiaomi's tablet launch event in Beijing, May 15, 2014.

Emerging tech giant Xiaomi has added another device to its growing list of smartphones for the Chinese market.

The company launched this week the Xiaomi Redmi 5 4 GB RAM variant, Gadgets360 reported. The device was officially listed on the company's online store and officially marked the third version for the Redmi 5. The first two iterations featured 2 GB RAM and 3 GB RAM options, respectively.

The new iteration of the Redmi 5 comes with a 1,099 Yuan price tag, and it comes in three color options, namely, black, gold, and rose gold, The Indian Express noted. Apart from the bigger RAM, the new Redmi Note 5 does not come with any other notable differences compared to its earlier versions. It still comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ screen with a 1440 x 720-pixel resolution and a bezel-less screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Moreover, it still runs on the Snapdragon 450 processor with Adreno 506 GPU, and comes with a slot for a microSD card and uses a 3300mAh battery. Camera lovers will still get the 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel camera in the front for taking selfies.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi's efforts in India have finally paid dividends for the company. Based on the latest data from independent analysis firms Canalys and Counterpoint, Xiaomi has finally supplanted Samsung as the top phone manufacturer in India in terms of sales during the fourth quarter of 2017. The report from Counterpoint showed the Chinese tech company winning over their Korean counterparts with 27 percent of the market share against the latter's 25 percent.

The Canalys report, on the other hand, had Xiaomi winning over Samsung with 25 percent to 23 percent, respectively. "Xiaomi's persistence has paid off. Its results are commendable, given it entered the market just three years ago," said Canalys Research Analyst, Ishan Dutt.

"Multiple factors have contributed to Xiaomi's growth, but the key reason for its current success lies in the autonomy that it granted its Indian unit, letting it run the business locally. Localization in channel strategy, marketing and products has been evident in Xiaomi's Indian operations," Dutt expounded.