Xiaomi has quietly added 4GB RAM variant to its Redmi 5 smartphone. Till date, the Chinese company has got 2 configurations for Redmi 5 – 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
Starting Thursday, the Xiaomi started shipping 4GB RAM variant. However, it’s sad to note that there is no improvement in terms of onboard storage. The smartphone has 32GB ROM. The additional 1GB is beneficial only when the user wants to enjoy multitasking experience. Leaving that aside, there is no big improvement in terms of specs.
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The new 4GB RAM variant comes in Black, Gold and Light Blue colors. The handset is listed for sale on the company’s Chinese online store at a price tag of CNY 1099. If you compare it with the previous version, then you can find a price increase of about CNY 200.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications:
To recap, Redmi 5 is a 5.7-inch metal unibody handset that features a near bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and Adreno 506 GPU, the handset has 3 variants now as specified above.
It is well equipped with a12-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera lenses for low-light photography. The 3300mAh capacity battery helps the handset to deliver its unmatched performance up to 2 days.
The MIUI 9 skin is built on Android Nougat 7.1.2. The 4G VoLTE featured Redmi 5 offers all the regular connectivity options including a micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth Vs 4.2, hybrid dual SIM, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n etc.
Though the variant is currently limited to Chinese territory, its release can be a global one. However, the Xiaomi should face a bit of tough sell when the new variant is just a RAM upgrade. With every leak and release, there is speculation that Xiaomi might release the successor to its most popular Redmi Note 4.
Hope the company makes it alive at least by the Second Quarter (April 2018). Till then, the company can’t satisfy the demand for Redmi Note 5.
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