At the News18 Tech And Auto Awards 2018, the Budget Smartphone of the Year category saw phones priced around the Rs15,000 point, duel it out for some serious competition in the hope to emerge as the winner. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro went head to head with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Realme 2 Pro, the Honor 8X and the Moto G6. The Redmi Note 5 Pro emerged as the winner, which is not a surprise considering how it has been the best-selling smartphone in India quarter after quarter.
After receiving the award Manu Kumar Jain Vice President at Xiaomi and Managing Director at Xiaomi India, announced that the company was offering up to Rs 3000 discount on the purchase of new Redmi Note 5 Pro. In a Facebook post he said, "Mi fans! Surprised? We're not! Proud that #RedmiNote5Pro has won the CNN News18 Tech & Auto Awards 2018 'Best Budget Phone of the year' To celebrate this, we're having up to ₹3000 off #RedmiNote5Pro on Mi.com & Flipkart.com! Now also available on Amazon.in".
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with up to 6GB RAM. The phone has a 5.99-inch display with the 18:9 aspect ratio. It packs in a large 4,000mAh battery. At the back is the dual camera combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. In fact, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was the global debut for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, which we have seen in many smartphones since. To keep the phone cool while you may be using resource intensive apps or playing games, Xiaomi used a dual graphene sheet to keep it cool, and thereby not impact performance either.