Vu set to launch Xiaomi Mi TV 4A competitor on March 13

Allan Goodman
March 10, 2018

Next week will see the launch of the China version of the Redmi Note 5 which is billed to launch on March 16.

"Last month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and 55" Mi TV 4 in the Indian market.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 come with similar specifications.

Xiaomi has teased its upcoming budget smartphone for the Indian market via its social media channel. The smartphone features a compact and sleek design and it comes loaded with some pretty interesting hardware, which means that the phone could be launched on March 14. To work the Redmi Note will be on MIUI 5 over Android 9 7, but the OS will most likely be updated to Android 8 in the near future. Being an unannounced chipset, there isn't much that can be firmly said about it at the moment. Redmi 5 Plus has a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution.

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The Redmi Note 5 is powered by the same chip as its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz processor.

The Plus model is also available in two variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage and 4GB RAM + 32GB built-in storage which are priced at 999 Yuan (approximately Rs 9,500) and 1299 Yuan (approximately Rs 12,700) respectively. All three phones offer support for expandable memory - you can add up to 256GB additionally.

New Xiaomi "Berlin" showed up on Geekbench the other day... runs Android 7.1.2 on the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (SDM632). The model has just acquired the Wi-Fi Alliance certificate which confirms that the device is very close to its global launch date. The company skipped the expo and is now planning to host a grand event of its own to make the Redmi 5 official. We can also expect Vu Televisions to price the upcoming Android TV at par with the Xiaomi Mi TV 4A. As for video recording capabilities, the Redmi Note 5 can manage 4K recording at 30 frames per second while the Redmi Note 4 and Galaxy J7 can record full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. There's a 12MP snapper at the back along with fingerprint sensor and a 5MP selfie-snapper at the front. Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs a 3,300mAh battery.

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