Xiaomi to announce Redmi 5 in India on February 14


Xiaomi is expected to announce the new Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus in India on Wednesday, February 14. We received a media invite for the event and the company also posted teasers on social media.

The Redmi 5 is the successor to the popular Redmi 4. It switches to the now popular 18:9 aspect ratio display along with few other improvements such as a slightly faster processor and improved cameras. There is also a Redmi 5 Plus model that has a larger, higher resolution display with a larger battery.

It is being said that the two phones will be rebranded as Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Plus for India, but as of yet we have no confirmation on that. As is usual for Xiaomi, we expect the phones to be priced aggressively. You can find our review of the Redmi 5 here and the Redmi 5 Plus here.