Xiaomi unveiled the next generation of its budget smartphones – Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus – at a Launch event in China. The new Redmi devices feature
18:9 displays with narrow bezels and an up to date MIUI9 out of the box.
While the design language is fairly similar to that Xiaomi Redmi 4, the rounded edges and screen corners on Redmi 5 make it look in line with the latest design trends.
The new devices give us a glimpse of Xiaomi’s design language for the upcoming devices. With the new Redmi 5 Plus taking the place of the Redmi Note smartphone, we can expect a more premium Note line-up this year. Earlier leaks show a device with extremely narrow bezels and a dual camera lens.
The other change that really sets the Redmi 5 apart from its predecessor is the screen size which has been bumped up considerably. The screen on Redmi 5 measures 5.7-inch, whereas the bigger Redmi 5 Plus sports a 5.99-inch screen. While the design of the front face looks very recent, the back is reminiscent of the preceding Redmi 4. The back houses the camera module with a LED flash, a fingerprint sensor below it, and antenna lines at the two ends.