Infinite screens, with thin edges to get the most from the front, were the big trend for smartphones in 2017. Xiaomi went ahead with the Mi Mix and is now taking 18: 9 displays to its mid-range.

The Redmi 5 has a 5.7-inch IPS screen with HD resolution (1440 x 720) and 18: 9 aspect ratio. Inside, we have a Snapdragon 450 processor, 2GB / 16GB combinations and 3GB / 32GB of RAM and storage, and 3,300 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Redmi 5 Plus features a 5.99-inch IPS screen and Full-HD (2160 x 1080) resolution, also in 18: 9 aspect ratio. Specifications are best here: Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB / 32GB combinations and 4GB / 64GB of RAM and storage, and 4,000 mAh battery.

Both have a 12-megapixel rear camera with f / 2.2 aperture and 1.25 μm pixels; 5MP front camera with flash; digital reader; and fast charging 5V / 2A battery by microUSB.

The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be initially launched in China on December 12 in blue, pink, gold and black for values ranging from $400 to $640. Of course, they should not officially arrive in Brazil because Xiaomi gave up some time ago.

It is worth noting that, like some manufacturers, Xiaomi has been releasing many smartphone models. In 2017, we had at least thirteen, without considering the regional variants:

  • Redmi Note 4 (Note 4X in China)
  • My 5c
  • My 6
  • Redmi 4 (4X in China)
  • My Max 2
  • My A1  (Android One)
  • Mi Mix 2  (not to be confused with Mi Max 2)
  • My Note 3
  • Redmi Note 5A (Note 5A Prime in China, Y1 in India)
  • Redmi Y1 Lite
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5 Plus

Of course, this strategy is working: in the third quarter, Xiaomi sales grew 87% over the previous year. According to the consultancy Canalys, it was in fifth place in the global ranking of smartphones.

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