Xiaomi had introduced the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India back on February 14, and those two devices will launch in the company’s homeland, China, on March 16, it seems. Xiaomi had shared a teaser image for the upcoming event on its official Weibo (Chinese social network) page, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is included in that image, actually, and the company confirms that the device will launch in China on March 16, check out the lower-left portion of the teaser image.
Now, Xiaomi did not say if both phones will launch or only the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but chances are we will see both of them at the launch event. Those two handsets are actually quite similar-looking if you look at them from the front, but sport somewhat different back sides, mainly due to their camera setups. Both of these devices are made out of metal, and they both sport considerably thinner bezels than the Redmi Note 4, their predecessor. The Redmi Note 5 comes with a single camera on the back, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports two of them. Both devices feature a fingerprint scanner on their backs, while all physical keys can be found on the right side of both devices. These two phones are somewhat different on the inside as well, as the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a more powerful smartphone. Each of them features a 5.99-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) display, the Redmi Note 5 comes with 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of storage, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro features 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage.
The Redmi Note 5 is fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core SoC, while the Snapdragon 636 64-bit octa-core processor comes with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 comes with a 12-megapixel camera on its back, and a 5-megapixel shooter on its front side. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, features 12 and 5-megapixel snappers on its back side, while a rather large 20-megapixel camera is included up front. Both devices come with a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, and both of them ship with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, while Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 skin is included on top of it.