The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus are inspired by high-end … Except for the tariffs

It's been a while since the successor of the Redmi 4 has been talked about. The smartphone is unveiled officially seems to follow the trend of the year 2017.

Chinese builders are definitely on the rise. Among them, Xiaomi really gives the impression to stand out, while Huawei (and its subsidiary Honor) is already on the podium. After surfing on borderless fashion thanks to its ambitious Mi Mix in 2016, Xiaomi has been able to target high-end products while supplying emerging markets with quality devices at very aggressive prices.

This is particularly the case of the Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4, which have also become the two most popular smartphones in India last year (and have worked very well elsewhere). But Europe is also part of the brand's projects, and Xiaomi intends to make its Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus the spearheads of the entry level.

An air of 2017

Donovan Sung, chief of communications, has published snapshots to take a look at.

As we can see, the smartphone is equipped with a 18: 9 ratio slab. A wise choice given that the majority of high-end manufacturers have opted for this format for their flagship.

The Verge website unveiled their respective configurations. They are fairly honest given the first (non-definitive) price indications.

Honest Configurations

The Redmi 5 will be equipped with a Snapdragon 450 SoC, a 5.7-inch HD + definition LCD panel, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage and a battery of 3300 mAh.

The Redmi 5 Plus will ship a 5.9-inch Full HD + screen still in 18: 9, but also a Snapdragon 625, 3 or 4 GB RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage and a 4000 mAh battery . The photo will be provided by a 12-megapixel f / 2.2 sensor.

The prices of the Redmi 5 should start around 100 euros (for a 2GB version of RAM / 16 GB ROM), while those of the Redmi 5 Plus would start around 170 euros. These are not fixed in the marble. This remains very interesting for new, including the second whose configuration eyeing clearly on (good) mid-range.