Xiaomi launched their Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro last month in MWC 2018. the two smartphones are currently being sold in India through flash sales with the third one held on Wednesday, March 7.
The sale got out of stock just in few minutes but there is one issue plaguing them – resellers. To curb resellers from purchasing numerous units and selling them off at a premium, Xiaomi India on Tuesday announced that it would be removing the COD (Cash On Delivery) payment option for the Redmi Note 5 Pro for “initial few sales” on Mi.com and Flipkart.
Now why this move?. It has been widely rumored that bulk buyers use certain script codes in order to score several units in flash sales. This practice has kept genuine buyers from getting units for themselves. Xiaomi’s move is aimed at helping these genuine customers get their hands on a Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Xiaomi India on the Mi Community Forum says, “We have always, and will continue to stringently discourage unauthorized reselling across all our channels,”. Additionally, Xiaomi has measures in place that block COD orders and coupons for suspicious accounts on Mi.com. Let’s see what effects does this move make on the sales of the smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications
- Dimensions: 158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05 mm and Weight: 181 gm
- IPS LCD 5.9-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass display, On-screen buttons and 450 nits max brightness.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (Octa-core, clocked at 1.8 GHz) coupled with Adreno 509
- Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9 on top
- RAM + Storage options – 3 GB + 32 GB, 4 GB + 64 GB and 6 GB + 64 GB
- Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Dual Rear Camera – 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm), phase detection autofocus with LED flash
- Video Recording- 1080p@30fps
- 20 MP Sony IMX376 front-facing camera with LED light
- Hybrid Dual SIM 4G VoLTE
- Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and Infrared sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery