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Here's why Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus might disappoint fans

06 December 2017, 04:50 | Casey Mitchell

Here's why Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus might disappoint fans

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus live image reveals more details

Both the smartphones will ship with MIUI 9 out of the box.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A has received more than one million registrations across and Flipkart, ahead of its first sale on December 7. While the handsets have been leaked in full glory in the past days, the latest information leaked on an e-commerce site reveals the pricing of the new phones. Nearly every other day we are seeing some new info (not necessarily all accurate) about it, including some official teasers. Additionally, the company also promoted the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5, with a few video teasers. The Redmi 5 Plus is also listed, and the price tag attached to the device is $249.99 (approximately Rs. 16,120) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.

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Now, just a day before launch, the prices for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has appeared on retailer website AliExpress. The company has, however, not revealed the price of the smartphones yet.

The seller name on the AliExpress listings is Xiaomi Online Store, and mentions the products are in pre-sale stage, meaning the specifications may be changed before the launch. It will be powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. And both are powered by Android with Xiaomi's MIUI skinning.

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As far as specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 5 are concerned, it will feature a 5.7-inch display that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels along with support for 18:9 aspect ratio. The camera on the back will be 12 MP.

Sung's tweets didn't reveal anything about the specs, but as per past reports, the Redmi 5 could sport a 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup, which could be a combination of a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras.

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A previous leak suggested that the Redmi 5 will come in two other configurations, sporting 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM.

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