Even as Xiaomi has grown to become one of the biggest smartphone makers in the country, one of the major complaints against the company is that its ‘weekly sales’ policy makes it difficult for some people to get their hands on the devices.
However, starting today, at least one of its latest smartphones is thankfully off the flash sales list. That’s because the Redmi 5 is now available on permanent open sale on Mi.com and Amazon, which means potential buyers will no longer have to register or wait for the weekly flash sales to buy the device.
It’s important to note here that the company isn’t doing away with the policy for all its smartphones, so if you’re looking to buy the Redmi Note 5 or the Redmi Note 5 Pro, you’ll still have to go through the laborious and deeply frustrating process.
As a refresher, the Redmi 5 is Xiaomi’s latest entry-level smartphone in India and is one of the most affordable devices to offer the modern, elongated form factor with a 2:1 display. It was launched last month in three different versions, and comes with multiple offers from Reliance Jio, including Rs. 2,200 instant cashback and 100GB additional data.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Hardware specs
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core Cortex A53 1.8GHz|
|Secondary Camera||5MP with Selfie flash|
|Battery||Non-removable 3,300 mAh|
|Operating System||MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat|
|Sensors||Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Vibration Motor, Ambient light sensor|
|Connectivity||WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2|
As mentioned, it is available in three different options in the country, with the base model offering 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device also offers two higher-end variants, including one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the top-end version comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. They are priced at Rs. 7,999, Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively.