Xiaomi Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 will be available for sale from 2 PM today, and there is no need for any prior registration to buy these smartphones. However, you will need an MI account.
Xiaomi had launched Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 last month in India. Xiaomi Mi 5 carries a price tag of Rs 24,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was also launched earlier in India with a price tag of Rs 9,999 for the 2GB RAM+16GB version and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB internal memory version.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 features an HD 5.5-inch display. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and is augmented by Adreno 530 GPU, twin SIM, a fingerprint scanner and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
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Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 16 MP main rear camera along with Sony IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, and phase detection autofocus feature. Additionally, it has LED flash light support, optical image stabilization and sapphire glass protection for the lens. The device has a secondary 4 MP camera.
The Xiaomi Mi is powered by a 3000mAh battery and also boasts Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It features USB Type-C port also. It also equipped with WiFi (a/b/g/n/a), Bluetooth 4.2, UFS 2.0 storage, 4G+ (CAT 12 LTE modem) technology with data speeds up to 600Mbps speed and NFC. It also supports VoLTE.
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 boasts a full metal body and an HD 5.5-inch display. It runs on a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexacore processor.
Additionally, it has a primary 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP secondary camera. Features of the primary camera include a five-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree wide angle lens; two-tone flashlight, panorama taking abilities, HDR, and manual mode features.
The device also features a fingerprint sensor and the primary camera has face recognition and beautifies modes also.
The Redmi Note 3 is based upon the Android Lollipop operating platform. Other features include and dual SIM,4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1, dual band WiFi, WiFi Direct, and GPS with AGPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. The devices are choked to capacity with features like electronic compass, gyroscope, gravity sensor, proximity, Hall, and light sensors.
The Mi 5 carries a price tag of INR 24,999 ($375) while the Redmi Note 3 sells for INR 9,999 ($150) for the 2GB/16GB version and INR 11,999 ($180) for the higher-specced 3GB/32GB variant.
It looks all fine on paper, but the two phones are already showing as out of stock. Xiaomi did not foresee the high demand for the smartphones, or it did, but that’s all it had in the warehouses, we are not sure.