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Xiaomi is all set to launch Redmi Note 5 and Mi TV 4 in India today. The Redmi Note 5, a successor to Xiaomi’s popular Redmi Note 4 smartphone launched last year in India, could be a gamechanger for the budget smartphone segment.
While the launch is scheduled at 12 pm IST today, here's all that you need to know about the launch:
> How to watch the launch live
Xiaomi will also have a live stream for the the Redmi Note 5 event on its website Mi.com. Users can register on Mi.com website with their Xiaomi account for the live stream.
Additionally, Xiaomi India's Facebook page will also start a live stream around that time.
> Redmi Note 5: Expected specifications, price, features
According to various leaks and media reports, the phone is expected to sport the Snapdragon 625 or the Snapdragon 636 chipset.
According to the teasers shared by Xiaomi, Redmi Note 5 will be sport an 18:9 aspect ratio display, which will ensure more viewing space and higher resolution. Xiaomi has launched Redmi 5 Plus in China with a 18:9 display, which is 5.99-inches in size. Speculations are that the features of Redmi Note 5 could be similar to Redmi 5 Plus.
Xiami launched two variants of Redmi 5 Plus — 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage — in China. The rear camera on the Redmi 5 Plus is 12MP, while the front camera is 5MP. The battery on board is expected to be 4000 mAh and it will likely be powered by the latest Android Oreo with MIUI 9 on top.
The price of Redmi Note 5 is expected to be under Rs 15,000.
According to leaks, Xiaomi may also launch another Redmi Note 5 variant, which could be called Redmi Note 5 Pro.
> Mi TV 4: Expected specifications, price, features
Xiaomi has also shared another teaser, which does shows an ultra-thin device only from the side and this is likely the Mi TV 4. If the reports floating around are taken into account, Xiaomi might debut the Mi TV in India, which can be expected to highly increase competition in India's Smart TV space if Xiaomi prices it strategically.
As per a Facebook banner page, the device will be "Easy on your pocket", have only be 4.9mm thick and be powered by a "lightning fast processor" with an "all-new intelligent OS".
Xiaomi’s Mi TV is a 4K HDR enabled television set with the company’s own PatchOS and AI features. The Mi TV 4 was first showcased at CES 2017 and the highlight of this is the ultra-thin frame.
The Mi TV 4’s price is Yuan 3,499 for the 49-inch version, which is around Rs 35,500 plus approximately. The 55-inch version variant of Mi TV 4 is priced at Yuan 3,999, which is nearly Rs 40,000 plus. The 65-inch Mi TV 4 is priced at Yuan 9,999 or nearly Rs 1,01,599 approximately.