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redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5, 5 Plus due for December reveal

It feels like just a few days ago that the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and 4X came to South Africa, but the smartphone industry waits for no-one and the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are set to be announced.

Yes, the Chinese brand has confirmed that it’ll be doing a proper reveal of the two phones on 7 December. But what should you expect?

“The key attractions of this device are 18:9 full-screen display, soft-toned selfie-light, and a large battery,” the company divulged.

In other words, we see the tall screen trend filtering down to cheaper devices, having started proper with the LG G6 (review) and Galaxy S8 (review) earlier this year.

There’s no word on whether the two phones will feature another popular trend, in the form of a dual-camera setup.

Nevertheless, we were mostly impressed with Xiaomi’s South African lineup this year, in the form of the Redmi 4A, 4X and Redmi Note 4. But we¬†haven’t seen the Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 3 and Mi A1 thus far, so here’s hoping we see more Xiaomi goodness.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More