Smartphone and gadget maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced the launch of Redmi Note 5 Pro and its TV in India.
Meanwhile, Mi TV is making its way outside of China for the first time ever. Mi LED Smart TV 4 138.8 cm (55) is the world's thinnest LED TV at just 4.9mm slim, and comes with an intelligent content-first PatchWall software completely redesigned from the ground up for India, starting from Rs. 39,999.
Redmi Note 5 Pro is the world's first smartphone to feature the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. As part of the Snapdragon 636 package, Redmi Note 5 Pro features Qualcomm Kryo cores which are typically only seen on the flagship-grade Snapdragon 800-series of SoCs. With AnTuTu benchmark scores of well over 100K, Redmi Note 5 Pro blows the competition out of the water with its eight Kryo 260 cores, Adreno 509 GPU, and up to 6GB of DDR4X RAM.
Furthermore, it features a 20MP front camera with an LED Selfie-light, which uses complex algorithms to deliver the perfect selfie-now also in portrait mode. On the rear, Redmi Note 5 Pro makes use of a dual camera setup, consisting of a 12MP + 5MP sensor to deliver detailed pictures and portraits that have a sharp focus on the subject, with a blurred-out background.
Redmi Note 5 Pro, for the first time, also features Beautify 4.0-a method to software-tune images that uses algorithms developed especially for Mi Fans in India to adapt to beards and accessories such as bindis and nose rings.
Featuring an 18:9 full HD+ display with rounded corners, Redmi Note 5 Pro fits just as well in the hands while giving 12.5 percent more display area compared with smartphones using 16:9 screens.
Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant and Rs. 16,999 for 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.
The Redmi Note 5 is designed with the same 18:9 FHD+ display as Redmi Note 5 Pro, and features an SoC with a proven track record, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
With an improved 12MP rear camera (with large 1.25m pixels), up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, Redmi Note 5 improves upon the bestselling Redmi Note 4 in every aspect.
Like Redmi Note 5 Pro, it will feature an LED Selfie-light for the perfect selfie even in challenging lighting conditions.
Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.
Available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue color variants, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on sale on Flipkart and Mi.com on February 22 at noon. Post this, the two devices will be made available every Wednesday.
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 138.8 cm (55) is the thinnest LED TV in the world, boasting an extremely slim design that measures only 4.9mm, with a frameless display design for a more immersive viewing experience.
Featuring a large, 138.8cm (55 inch) 4K LED display with support for HDR10 content, Mi LED TV 4 provides more detail and richer colours. Along with this, Mi TV 4 also has a dual-speaker set-up boasting Dolby and DTS audio for a truly cinematic experience.
To create the almost-zero gap display of the Mi TV 4, Xiaomi used Corning Iris Glass light guide plate, which is three times more expensive and five times harder than plastic light guide plates usually found in most other TVs.
Completely redesigned from the ground up for India, Mi LED TV 4 brings together more than 15 different content partners, across 12 Indic languages, resulting in the most diverse and rich library of video content ever integrated on a smart TV in India - over 500,000 hours of content to watch, across the largest library of Video-On-Demand providers, with over 80 percent free content.
PatchWall is also the first Smart TV OS in the world to intelligently connect to set-top boxes, allowing users to switch to any channel, or specific TV show with just one click. There's also support for 13 system languages including 12 Indic languages out of the box.
Powering Mi LED TV 4 is an Amlogic 64-bit quad-core processor with a Mali-T830 GPU, which keeps PatchWall quick and fluid. Easily accessible at the back, Mi TV 4 has 3 HDMI ports (including 1 ARC port), and 2 USB ports (3.0+2.0), as well as an Ethernet port along with Dual-Band Wifi, and Bluetooth 4.0 to connect wireless headphones or other Bluetooth devices.
Mi LED Smart TV 4 138.8 cm (55) will be available at a price of Rs. 39,999, on February 22 across Mi.com and Flipkart. (ANI)