Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 With AI Camera Released at 1099 Yuan ($173)

Today the Chinese Apple announced the world’s most budget-friendly cameraphone. The newly announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the same Redmi Note 5 Pro released in India on February 14. But as we have known, this variant comes with enhanced camera capabilities. Before its launch, we learned the Redmi Note 5 will come with an AI dual-camera, AI smart beauty, AI face recognition, and many impressive camera improvements. What’s more amazing, this phone costs too less: the 3+32GB is available at 1099 yuan ($173), 4+64GB is at 1399 yuan ($221), and 6+64GB is sold at 1699 yuan ($268).

As for hardware, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the first smartphone in China to come in with a Snapdragon 636 chip. It’s an octa-core SoC based on a 14nm process node and scoring 115.247 at AnTuTu. It’s paired with various memory options with up to 6GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 5 also comes with the trendiest 5.99-inch FHD+ resolution full-screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The battery is 4000mAh and it supports full Netcom 5.0 (dual-SIM dual-standby at 4G.)

Well, we also knew the selling point of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the smart camera. The back camera uses a 5+12MP sensors combination supporting Dual PD dual-focus and coming with a 1.4?m pixel size and an aperture of f/1.9. Thanks to these sensors, the camera supports AI portrait mode, an algorithm-based single-photo background blurring technique, HDR, and intelligent recognition of the backlight scene. On the front, the 13MP camera supports AI portrait mode as well. And it can be used for the face unlocking feature.

The phone will go on sale on March 20.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5


Argam Artashyan

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