Xiaomi Redmi 5 launched in India, sports 5.7-inch 18:9 display

(Twitter/manukumarjain)A teaser for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 smartphone.

Xiaomi has added yet another smartphone to its growing list of products for the Indian market.

According to a report from Gadgets360, the Chinese tech company has launched the Redmi 5 smartphone in India. The device followed some of the most recent releases of the company in the South Asian country, which includes the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 Pro that were both released in February.

Interestingly, the Redmi 5 was only made available through Amazon India, aside from the other official channels such as the Mi Home stores and the Mi.com website. Moreover, the units will also be manufactured locally in India, the report noted. As for the price tag, the 2 GB RAM/16 GB internal storage variant comes in at Rs. 7,999 while the 3 GB RAM/3 2GB storage option is priced at Rs. 8,999. Meanwhile, the 4 GB/64 GB variant costs a little bit higher at Rs. 10,999.

When it comes to the specs, the Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch screen size with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also features an HD+ screen (720x1440 pixels) that is neatly crafted in a metal body. The changes in the front part of the device give users a better grip on the smartphone while the reinforced corners keep the screen from shattering in case of falls, a report from Business Today noted.

Though the front differed significantly compared to the design of its predecessor, the Redmi 4, the Redmi 5's rear portion roughly remained the same. As for the camera, it comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR, and LED flash.

The front camera, on the other hand, is a 5-megapixel shooter complete with an LED selfie light designed to improve the quality of images. In addition, it also comes with face recognition, as well as the Smart Beauty 3.0 application.

The Redmi 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU and runs on the MIUI 9.