The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform.

With the Redmi Note 5 turning out to be an iterative upgrade, Xiaomi is rolling out a Pro variant aimed at enthusiast users. If you’ve been waiting to pick up a new budget phone, there’s plenty to like here.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 626 mobile platform, which brings Kryo cores to the 6xx series. The phone is also the first to introduce dual rear cameras to the Redmi series. There’s a 12MP + 5MP camera configuration at the back, with the secondary sensor creating a depth effect for shots.

Here’s a rundown of the hardware powering the device:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specs

Operating System
MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD panel403ppi pixel density450nits maximum brightness
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz 14nm
Adreno 509
64GB/64GB microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera
12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lens + 5MP with 1.12um pixel size and f/2,0 lensPDAF, LED flash 1080p video recording
Front shooter
20MP with LED Selfie light 1080p video recording
LTE with VoLTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41GSM: 2/3/5/8WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
4000mAh battery Fast charging (5V/2A)
Rear fingerprint sensor
158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05mm
Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is set to go on sale starting later this month. There are two versions to choose from: a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will retail for ₹13,999, and the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will set you back ₹16,999.

You’ll be able to pick up the first two variants from Flipkart as well as, as well as Mi Home stores and Xiaomi’s retail partners across India. The 6GB model will be making its debut at a later date in the country.

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