First, the similarities. Both models have the same 5.99-inch, 2160x1080 pixel IPS LCD panel, Snapdragon 636 chipset, 3/4/6GB of RAM with a 32/64GB of storage and a 4000mAh battery.
But the 12MP rear camera now has an F/1.9 lens compared to F/2.2 on the Indian model, larger 1.4μm pixels compared to 1.25μm, and also has dual pixel PDAF for faster focusing. The 5MP secondary camera on the back is identical though.
On the front, the 20MP camera from the Indian model has been replaced with a 13MP sensor. The cameras are also AI driven, with things such as portrait mode, beauty mode and face unlock being improved with AI, although that's likely the same as on the Indian model even if it's not marketed as such.
Lastly, the Chinese model comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box running underneath MIUI 9 and also support for Project Treble while the Indian model ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The new Redmi Note 5 will be available in Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold and prices start at RMB 1099 ($173).
Nope, have you seen the Redmi Note 5 Pro focus ability? It still has focus hunting issue. The Chinese variant has a bigger sensor, brighter lens and most of all the dual pixel focus.
You didn't understand my comment at all. I didn't compare prices in India and China with each other. Whatever taxes are being levied, it is going to be uniform for devices in the SAME country. So if RM5 and RM5 pro have same price in China, then it ...
The problem is not that they are cheaper in china. It is the price difference between RM5 and RM5 pro in China versus in India. As I said before, I am comparing both devices in same market not across markets.