Last month, Xiaomi had launched its latest smartphones Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. The devices are being sold via flash sales on Flipkart and Mi.com. There have been two sales earlier last month and now the third flash sale is scheduled on March 7. For the third flash sale, it seems Flipkart has removed the Cash On Delivery (COD) option for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Cash on delivery not available in the next sale,” this message is shown on the Redmi Note 5 Pro sale page on Flipkart. However, this is not on the Redmi Note 5 page. It would seem that this decision has been made to reduce the black marketing of Xiaomi’s latest mid-range smartphone that seems to be more popular than the Redmi Note 5.

This move from the company will stop many resellers who are ordering the Redmi Note 5 Pro units in bulk with COD option and then selling it through offline or other channels for more profit. However, this move will also be problematic for many buyers who are not comfortable in making online payments.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro new colors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Lake Blue Rose Gold

Additionally, it is also revealed that the company is introducing two new color variants for both devices— Lake Blue and Rose Gold. These new color options have already been listed on Flipkart as well as company’s official online store. The devices were launched in two colors — Midnight Black and Gold.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch IPS-LCD display with full HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It packs a Snapdragon 636 processor and features dual camera setup of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. On the front, it sports a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 camera sensor.

Xiaomi’s latest smartphone is running on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box. The phone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro costs Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option. You can but the Redmi Note 5 Pro on March 07 via Flipkart.