Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Full Specs

If Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X and Apple iPhone X had a child together, it would mostly look like the all-new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. I mean, just look at it.

Update as of May 11, 2018: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has just officially been announced in the Philippines as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. It will be available across the country within this month with an official suggested retail price of just PHP 11,990! Believe it!

This model has just been officially launched in India and it's already getting a lot of rave reviews.

And why not? It comes with a slew of cool features that we expect from an Android smartphone released in 2018.

 I would like to give credit to BeeBom of India for all images that I used in this blog post.

Large 18:9 Aspect Ratio Display? Check! This one has a massive 5.99-inch FullHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS panel that gives maximum viewing space while keeping the phone's footprint manageable.

Dual Rear Camera Module? Check! Redmi Note 5 Pro comes replete with 12 MegaPixel f/2.2 PDAF shooter plus a 5 MegaPixel f/2.0 secondary optic that work together to deliver luscious bokeh effect in portrait shots.

Large Battery? Check! This handset is powered by a large non-removable 4,000 mAh Li-Po pack that ensures extended uptime, giving you peace of mind while on the road and away from an electrical outlet or powerbank.

Good Set of Internal Hardware? Yes! This model runs its MIUI-skinned Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with an Octa-Core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 and Adreno 509 based Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 processor, has 4GB and 6GB RAM options, and comes with 64GB of onboard storage expandable using the secondary nanoSIM slot that can also take in a microSD card.

And finally: It looks good! The shell is crafted from aluminum and you have that oblong camera module that serves as the model's distinguishing design element.

Now that Xiaomi has an authorized reseller outlet in the Philippines, I hope they'll start prioritizing our country in terms of product releases. That said, if and when this smartphone gets launched here by late Q1 2018 or early Q2, I think the 4GB RAM version will go for around Php 12,000 while the 6GB variant should be roughly Php 15,000.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Product Name Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Main Category Big Battery Android Smartphone with 18:9 Display and Dual Rear Camera Module
Dimensions 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm
Weight 181 grams
Display 5.99 inches, FullHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, IPS LCD, 403 ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 77.4 %
Screen Protection Gorilla Glass (TBS)
Protection Against Elements Not Dust-and-Water-Resistant
Front Camera 20 MegaPixels, f/2.2, Soft LED Flash
Rear Camera Dual Camera Module: 12 MegaPixels (f/2.2, PDAF) + 5 MegaPixels (f/2.0), LED flash
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat
User Interface MIUI 9
Chipset Octa-Core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4GB and 6GB options
microSD Card Slot via Hybrid Secondary SIM slot, Up to 256GB
Battery Non-Removable 4,000 mAh Li-Po
Charging Port microUSB 2.0
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE Cat13
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Back
Facial Recognition Yes, via OTA update
Shell Material Aluminum, Glass
Colors Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Lake Blue
Price Official:
4GB RAM - $215 USD
6GB RAM - $260 USD

PH Guesstimate:
4GB RAM - Php 12,000 to Php 13,000
6GB RAM - Php 14,000 to Php 15,000

Official Price in the Philippines as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:
PHP 11,990
Availability in The Philippines Q1 2018 or Early Q2 2018

Official Release Date in the Philippines 
as Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: May 2018
TechPinas Key Remark Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the most powerful and feature-packed midrange Android smartphones that the Chinese company has ever released.

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