Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the next thing from the Chinese technology company, and while its official reveal is not yet confirmed, the first major details about the phone have been leaked online. A source close to Android Headlines believes Xiaomi could launch the Redmi Note 5 smartphone at the end of this month with Android 7.1 Nougat, and yet-to-be announced MIUI 9.
According to leaked specifications, Redmi Note 5 will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) display, just like the Redmi Note 4. However, the display on the Note 5 is said to offer improved sunlight visibility and contrast ratio. Aside from an improved display, the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor, which is part of the newer series from Qualcomm.
It’s a mid-tier System on chip (SoC) with X12 LTE and the Adreno 508 GPU for graphic processing. This latest chipset from Qualcomm also comes with Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 3.1, and Quick Charge 4.0. When it comes to the main camera, Redmi Note 5 will feature a 16-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. A 13-megapixel shooter will be found on the front.
The phone is expected to be backed by a 3,790mAh battery, down from the Note 4’s 4,100mAh. The successor to the Redmi Note 4 might land with 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM, coupled with 32GB and 64GB storage, respectively. The base variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will apparently cost $200 (or approx Rs 12,969), while the other variants could be priced on a higher side.
The current-generation Redmi Note 4 is also available in multiple options. The 2GB RAM/32GB storage is priced at Rs 9,999, the 3GB RAM/32GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/64GB storage is priced at Rs 11,999.
The leaked information doesn’t come with any details about what to expect on the design front, however, Android Headline claims the fingerprint scanner will be embedded into the home button itself. This will be a big change, considering the existing Redmi Note 4 has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to confirm if the report is accurate or not. Redmi Note 4 has been a massive success in India, so obviously expectations from its successor are bound to be sky high. We’ll probably have to wait for Xiaomi to confirm the release of Redmi Note 5 in China, before we see the smartphone get launched in India. In India, Redmi Note 4 has been one of the highest selling smartphones from the company.