Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro phones in India on Wednesday. While the Redmi Note 5 is successor to the much popular Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the spiritual successor to the Redmi Note 3, according to Xiaomi. This means, while the Redmi Note 5 has been designed for those seeking all-round efficiency of last year’s Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is meant for those seeking more horsepower, along side a few extra nuggets that seemingly justify the Pro’s higher asking price.Both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, in typical Xiaomi fashion, come with sleek metal bodies, powerful and power-efficient processors with gobs of RAM and storage, capable cameras, and big batteries. At the same time, both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, embrace the bezel-less design philosophy, bringing it to the masses, with the latter also adding dual rear cameras into the mix. And, much like any other Xiaomi phone, both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, cost peanuts for what they bring to the table. Here’s a closer look at Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro:Specifications:Processor: The Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor clubbed with Adreno 509 GPU. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, comes with a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU.RAM: The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available in two RAM versions: 4GB and 6GB. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, will come in 3GB and 4GB RAM versions.advertisementInternal storage: The 4GB RAM version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro will come with 64GB of storage, while the 6GB version will come with 64GB storage. The 3GB RAM version of the Redmi Note 5 will come with 32GB of storage while the 4GB RAM version will come with 64GB storage.Screen: Both the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 come with a 5.99-inch ‘full-screen’ FHD+ display with a 2160x1080p resolution and 403ppi pixel density.Rear camera: The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor. The dual camera system, in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, further comes with phase detection autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flashFront camera: On the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro, sports a 20-megapixel camera with LED flash. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, comes with a 5-megapixel front sensor with LED flash.Software: Both the phones run Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9.Battery: Both the phones are backed by a 4,000mAh battery. Sadly, both don’t support fast charging.Special features:– The Redmi Note 5 Pro is globally launching in India, which means, India — where Xiaomi recently became the market leader, dethroning Samsung — will be the first market to get it. The rest of the world will be getting it later. Not only that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro also marks the global debut of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor, which means that it will be the first phone in the world to ship with this processor.– The Snapdragon 636 is notable for bringing Qualcomm’s Kryo 260 CPU cores into the Snapdragon 63X range, bringing more raw CPU power to the mid-range segment. The Kryo 260 CPU inside the Snapdragon 636 can deliver roughly 40 per cent more power than the Snapdragon 630 inside phones like the Moto X4, according to Qualcomm. Additionally, the Snapdragon 636 also crams in a bumped up Adreno 509 GPU that gives it a 10 per cent performance boost over the Adreno 508 inside the Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm adds.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro with bezel-less design launched in India, price starts at Rs 9,999– The Redmi Note 5 Pro is also Xiaomi’s second dual camera phone in India. It comes with a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture and another 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. While the primary sensor has a 1.25um size to capture more light, the secondary sensor assists in portrait shots or photos with shallow depth of field. The set-up is different from the one on-board Xiaomi’s Android One-backed Mi A1 where the secondary sensor — in addition to assisting in portrait shots — is also a telephoto lens.– The front camera, in the case of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, is also capable of shooting portraits, although portrait mode courtesy the front cam, is software-based. By the end of March 2018, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will also support face unlock via the front cam through a software update, Xiaomi has announced.advertisement– The Redmi Note 5, meanwhile, is the direct successor to the Redmi Note 4 and is based on the tried and tested formula of the Redmi Note 4.– The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro are Xiaomi’s first mainstream bezel-less phones in India. Because Xiaomi has shaved off much of the bezels on the top and bottom and also on the sides, the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro occupy a much smaller footprint when in the hands unlike regular 6-inch phones that can be quite a handful. The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, to that effect, also sport an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 as against the more traditional 16:9.– Both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro come with full-metal bodies and rear mounted fingerprint scanners. There’s 2.5D curved glass on the front and on-screen keys for navigation. Both the phones will be available in as many as four colours: black, gold, rose gold and blue.– Both the phones support dual-SIM, expandable storage of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot, 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity.Price and availabilityWhile the Redmi Note 5 will sell for Rs 9,999 for base 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, the top-end version of the phone with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will sell for Rs 11,999. Every Redmi Note 5 will ship with an ultra-slim clear case, Xiaomi has announced. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, will meanwhile, start at Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version, while the top-end version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will be available for buying for Rs 16,999. Both the phones will be available for buying exclusively from Flipkart and Xiaomi’s own online Mi.com/in store from February 22.