Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone Redmi Note 5 in South Korea on Monday, brought to local consumers for the first time in partnership with Korea’s two-largest telecom companies SK Telecom and KT.
The release of the Redmi Note 5 was announced at a rare launch event hosted by Xiaomi and its local distribution partner G-mobi Korea in Seoul on Monday, a move that hints at the Chinese tech firm’s newfound resolve to ramp up its presence in the Korean market. Xiaomi’s official South Korean partner G-mobi Korea said the Redmi Note 5 is a smartphone equipped with high-end features and comes with a reasonable price tag of 299,000 won (US$264), (about 1773 yuan).
The Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch full high-definition display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 GB of memory. It also comes with a 4000 mAh battery and is available in two colors — black and gold.
According to Xiaomi, the device’s biggest selling point is its dual camera system equipped with premium autofocus technology. The Redmi Note 5 is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, which are features typically found only in high-end smartphones. It houses a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 is out there in South Korea in color attributes these types of as gold and black.
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Samsung has been dominating the South Korean market because for several years. Xiaomi has just entered the country with Redmi Note 5. Probably, it could be prepping up to become a threat for Samsung in its home country.samsung has been performing very poorly in China with method analytics logging in just a meager 1.3 percent market share in Q1 of 2018.
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