Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 5 AI for 11,990

Xiaomi in an event in PH today announced the Redmi Note 5 AI for only 11,990. It comes with an impressive price tag despite the powerful SD636 AI processor. The camera is also another thing of highlight where Xiaomi compares it with some of the more high-end phones like the S9 and Iphone X available in the market today, retailing at 4-5x more in price.

The dual rear 12MP+5MP come comes with dual pixel PDAF, and AI-assisted scene detection as we’ve seen in other phones released as of late. The selfie snapper is 13MP. It comes loaded with a 4000Mah battery, the latest Android 8..1 Oreo and a 5.99″ FHD+ 18:9 Screen.

The 11,995 variant is for the 4GB/64GB edition. The 6GB variant was not announced. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI will be available in all Xiaomi stores nationwide and Lazada starting next payday, May 15th 2018.



Here are the specifications:


PLATFORM OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509
BODY Dimensions 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
Weight 181 g (6.38 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9


MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25µm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 20 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1µm), LED flash, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery