Earlier today Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 5 Pro as the first Redmi Note with dual-camera setup. The phablet has a 12 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 lens and a secondary 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture for background blurring. After the event ended, we got a unit to see how it performs.

Without drawing any final conclusions as it’s too early for that, the photos seem to come with realistic colors and impressive detail levels.

Camera Bokeh samples f/2.2, ISO 100, 1/1395s

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro camera samples

The secondary camera does the job with the bokeh effect at the “No Parking Zone” picture. The algorithm has no issues with straight lines and distinct colors. Overall, the images have pleasing natural colors without being excessively oversaturated.

Camera samples f/2.2, ISO 100, 1/200s
Camera samples f/2.2, ISO 200, 1/50s
Camera samples f/2.2, ISO 640, 1/17s

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro camera samples

The low-light shot from the Redmi Note 5 Pro isn’t too bad either. The noise gets a bit more visible, but you have to zoom in really close to notice it. Colors are realistic even if the shot is slightly underexposed.