- Xiaomi quietly launched a third variant of the affordable Redmi 5 on its website.
- This third variation features 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
- It, along with all other Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus variants, are available through Xiaomi’s website in China.
Previously, the Redmi 5 was available with either 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage for ¥799 (~$120), or 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage for ¥899 (~$135). Gizmochina spotted a third variation, which brings 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and is available for ¥1,099 (~$174). We are not sure why Xiaomi decided to release this third variant, but more memory is always welcome.
Everything else about this new Redmi 5 variant remains the same. That means we have a 5.7-inch, 18:9 display with HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 5 MP front camera, and 12 MP rear camera.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 chipset and a 3,300 mAh battery power the Redmi 5, though the phone sadly features micro USB instead of USB Type-C. That blow is softened by the low price tag, but micro USB is quickly becoming a legacy connector.
The Redmi 5 Plus, meanwhile, sports a larger display with higher resolution, Snapdragon 625 processor, and larger 4,000 mAh battery. You also get 64 GB of storage, so long as you are okay with 4 GB of RAM.
Much like the other Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus versions, the Redmi 5 with 4 GB of RAM is available now from Xiaomi’s Chinese website.