Xiaomi has officially introduced the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones, which will initially be sold only in India, where the presentation took place. The first model was renamed the exact version of last year’s Redmi 5 Plus. The second novelty turned out to be more interesting due to the presence of some interesting features in it. Redmi Note 5 Pro got the same display as the Redmi Note 5 (aka Redmi 5 Plus): 5.99-inch IPS-display with Full HD + resolution (2160 × 1080 pixels, 403 PPI,) and an aspect ratio of 18: 9 . Touch buttons are also replaced by on-screen ones. The heart of the smartphone is the new eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with a frequency of 1.8 GHz and Adreno 509 graphics. Two versions of the device with 4/64 GB and 6/64 GB of memory will be released with the possibility of expanding microSD cards up to 128 GB. The slot is hybrid, so the user can choose between installing two SIM cards or one SIM card and a memory card. It is important to note that Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first smartphone in the line with a dual main module. The rear camera consists of a 12-megapixel Sony sensor with a pixel size of 1.25 microns and an f / 2.2 aperture, as well as a 5-megapixel Samsung module with a 1.12 micron pixel and aperture f / 2.0, phase detection autofocus, electronic stabilization and a two-tone LED flash. However, at the presentation, the Xiaomi representative emphasized the selfie camera, saying that it is much better than the main one. The front module consists of a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with a 1 micron pixel size and f / 2.2 aperture, LED flash and Smart Beauty 4.0 algorithms that enhance the pictures. You can unlock your smartphone using Face Unlock face recognition technology or the old fashioned way by placing your finger on a fingerprint scanner located on the back of the aluminum case. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a proprietary MIUI 9 shell. Supported: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n), Bluetooth 5, GPS / GLONASS. The microUSB port is used for charging. There is no NFC chip, but there is a 3.5 mm jack and an IR transmitter on top. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh, there is a function of fast charging Quick Charge 2.0. Dimensions are 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm, weight – about 181 grams. Both smartphones will be sold in several colors: Black (black), Gold (gold), Rose Gold (golden pink) and Lake Blue (blue). Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with 3/32 GB will cost $ 156, the option with 4/64 GB – $ 186. The cost of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will be higher. The price for the version with 4/64 GB will be $ 218, the cost of 6/64 GB will be $ 265. In India, sales will start on February 22. Information on international deliveries of new products is not available, although Redmi Note 5 (aka Redmi 5 Plus) can already be bought in Russia.