The Redmi 5 India launch event is slated to start in less than an hour, marking the official entry of the last member of the new Redmi lineup in the country. The launch will be an online-only event, so users can get all the live updates from the live stream. The live stream will be hosted on the official Xiaomi website, but it is likely that the company will also stream it on YouTube and Facebook too — we’ll know more about that as the event draws closer. You can keep refreshing this page to get all the updates on the Redmi 5 India launch event, scheduled to start at 3pm IST.

Redmi 5 price in India, specifications

The upcoming Xiaomi phone  will plug the gap between the price points of Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 models, which also means it will be positioned against its siblings Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. As for the Redmi 5 price in India, it is likely the smartphone will cost less than Rs. 9,999, the starting price for the Redmi Note 5. In China, the price is CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 8,200) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, CNY 899 (about Rs. 9,250) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, and CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,300) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage option.

The dual SIM (nano) Redmi 5 was launched with MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The phone sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 282ppi pixel density. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. It’s possible that the specifications of the models launched in India could be different.

In the camera department, the Redmi 5 comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor that has features like f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with a “soft-light” flash module. The front camera also has Xiaomi’s proprietary Beautify 3.0 capabilities. There is a 3300mAh battery under the hood. Dimensions of the phone are 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weight is 157 grams.