Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications Leaked
The reports that Xiaomi would not launch a successor to last year’s Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 is apparently being tested internally and is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2018. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 632 processor. A report by MyDrivers suggests that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is being internally tested and the company will launch the phone in Q2 2018. Rumours also suggest that the Redmi Note 5 will be priced higher than its predecessor and is expected to be priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 15,700) for the base variant.
The upcoming Snapdragon 632 chipset is said to be a slightly underclocked variant of the last year’s Snapdragon 636 SoC. However, it will reportedly retain Qualcomm’s Spectra 160 ISP modem that offers better optimisation and support for dual camera setups. Also, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to sport a 12MP dual rear camera and come with an 8MP front-facing camera.
The previous rumours that the Redmi Note 5 could sport a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect display ratio and run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone is expected to come in two variants, one with 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and another with 4GB RAM/64GB onboard storage. It could be powered by a 4000mAh battery.
On the camera front, the smartphone is said to pack a dual camera setup on the rear. Earlier reports have also suggested a 5-megapixel front camera. Details about the launch of the Redmi Note 5 in India are yet to arrive but we can expect it to come to the Indian market within weeks of the announcement