redmi note 5

Xiaomi has brought in a new mid-range device for its Filipino fans to enjoy, the Redmi Note 5 with an 18:9 FHD+ display, dual rear cameras with dual pixel PDAF, and AI-assisted scene detection and beautification. As Xiaomi would put it, it is their most powerful Redmi ever.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, combined with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. It runs on MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 4,000mAh battery.

redmi note 5

At the rear is a dual camera system with  Dual Pixel PDAF and AI scene detection – composed of a 12MP main sensor,  along with a 5MP secondary sensor. The front camera on the other hand, uses a 13MP sensor, also with AI assisted beautification.

ProcessorSnapdragon 636 (Octa-Core)
Display5.99-inch FHD+, 18:9
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera13MP
OSAndroid 8.1 with MIUI 9

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI retails for PhP11,990 and will be available in Xiaomi Authorized Stores and Lazada nationwide starting May 15. For our first impressions and unboxing, click here.


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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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