Flipkart has just announced that Xiaomi’s upcoming ‘Redmi’ smartphone(s) will become its exclusive. Xiaomi India released a teaser a couple of days ago, the company released an image which contained number ‘5’, which clearly pointed towards the company’s Redmi series of devices, as the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus did not make their way to the country just yet. Having said that, the company also confirmed that the phone, or phones, it all depends, will become official on February 14, and that’s something that Flipkart just reiterated via Twitter. Flipkart also confirmed that the everything will be revealed at noon on February 14, so keep that in mind.
Now, in addition to announcing the upcoming event, and confirming that the device(s) will be exclusively available via Flipkart, the company also released a teaser video for the upcoming launch, which we’ve embedded down below. Having said that, it’s quite likely that Xiaomi India plans to announce the Redmi Note 5 in the country, and if rumors are to be believed, the Redmi Note 5 will actually be the already announced Redmi 5 Plus, the two devices will be identical, but Xiaomi plans to market the Redmi 5 Plus in India as the Redmi Note 5. In addition to that, it’s quite likely that the Redmi 5 will also launch in the country, though Xiaomi probably won’t mess with its naming. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was the best-selling smartphone in India last year, in general, so using the Redmi Note 5 name would be a smart move by Xiaomi, in order not to confuse consumers., the company simply doesn’t have a reason to ditch that name, or at least it seems that way.
Having said that, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus were introduced back in December, and considering that the Redmi Note 5 will probably be completely identical to the Redmi 5 Plus, we know pretty much everything there is to know about the device, well, except its price point in India. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be made out of metal, it will sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and considerably thinner bezels than its predecessor. The phone will sport a 5.99-inch fullHD+ display, while it will ship with 3GB / 4GB of RAM, at least the Redmi 5 Plus does, Xiaomi may opt to release only one variant of the phone in India, though. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core SoC will fuel the Redmi Note 5, while the device will sport a 4,000mAh non-removable battery.