Three new Android smartphones from Xiaomi are set to launch in Europe, China, and possibly some other markets in the near future, industry insider Roland Quandt said earlier this week. The devices in question will supposedly all be members of the Redmi 5 series and be aimed at the entry-level segment of the handset market, with the Redmi 5A being the most affordable of the lot, though no specific price tags have yet emerged on the World Wide Web. The Redmi 5A will only be available in a variant with 16GB of internal flash memory and be offered in four color choices – black, gray, gold, and rose/gold, the source said. The Redmi 5 will have two versions featuring 16GB and 32GB of storage space, respectively, with both coming in black and gold variants, according to the same report. Finally, the Redmi 5 Plus should have a black, gray, and gold iterations, all of which are said to be available with either 32GB or 64GB of storage.
The Redmi 5 series has already been the subject of some rumors and reports in recent weeks, with the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus having recently been certified in Xiaomi's home country. The Chinese original equipment manufacturer often releases its new offerings in stages and debuts them in select Asian markets before bringing them to the West, though that supposedly won't be the case with the upcoming trio of entry-level Android devices. Instead, all three are said to launch in Europe simultaneously with their introduction in China and may also be available in India, one of Xiaomi's key markets where the company is currently trying to catch up to Samsung and is the second largest phone vendor in terms of both shipments and sales, according to most industry trackers.
The Redmi 5 lineup won't be available in all European countries but should still make its way to multiple markets on the Old Continent, the source said. The aforementioned color variations may not be the only ones that Xiaomi is set to offer once the Redmi 5 product family is released and some of the upcoming handsets could be part of Google's Android One program, i.e. run a stock version of the company's operating system out of the box.