The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro price cut was announced by Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, who took to Twitter on Monday to post a reveal video with Flipkart’s CEO, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, announcing the Rs. 12,999 price tag. It was also announced that the Redmi Note 5 Pro would be eligible for an additional 10 percent discount with HDFC Bank debit and credit cards on Flipkart, bringing the effective price under Rs. 12,000.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is regularly available in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 14,999 for the base 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage variant. The 6GB RAM variant, with the same 64GB of inbuilt storage, is priced at Rs. 16,999. The phone is sold in Black, Blue, Gold, Red, and Rose Gold colour options; across Flipkart and Mi.com.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs MIUI, and sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 450-nit brightness. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Storage on the phone is expandable via microSD card in a Hybrid SIM format.
In terms of optics, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup, including a 12-megapixel primary sensor, with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, with f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the smartphone bears a 20-megapixel selfie camera alongside a front-facing LED flash. There is a 4,000mAh battery under the hood, with support for 5V/2A (10W) fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.