XIAOMI has sent out media invites for the launch of the company’s first product in India for 2018. With a big ‘5’ logo on the invite, it is almost certain that Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone, Redmi 5, is expected to be unveiled in India on February 14. We can expect the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variants to be sold in India. It is, however, currently not known whether the Redmi 5 Plus will also make an appearance at the event.
As we mentioned, Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi 5 in India on February 14. The phone was launched in China in December Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants, with the 2GB RAM variant priced at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,100) and the 3GB RAM variant priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,100). Last month, a third 4GB RAM variant was also launched at a price of CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,200). The Redmi 5 Plus 3GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200) in China, and the 4GB RAM variant is sold for CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,200). Availability and pricing details for India are currently unknown; we can expect confirmation at the launch event.