Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 specifications have been leaked online and it looks like the phone is still undergoing internal testing, which explains the delay in launch. The Redmi Note 4 came to India last January, and the series is due for an upgrade. However, according to Chinese news website MyDrivers Xiaomi has evidently pushed the release date of the Redmi Note 5 to the second quarter of 2018.
The report said the Chinese company is waiting for Qualcomm to release the Snapdragon 632 mobile processor, a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 636 that was announced way back in October last year. Redmi Note 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 series and the series is due for a processor upgrade.
The upcoming mobile chip on the future Redmi Note 5 is expected to clock a slightly lower speed, as well as a lower-clocked GPU. However, the Snapdragon 632 is expected to retain the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 image signal processor (ISP), which supports dual-camera focal adjustments and improved low-light enhancements. The report also claims the price of the Redmi Note 5 will be 1599 Yuan, which is around Rs 16,000 on conversion.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been one of the most anticipated smartphones to launch in the market and many details about the phone is already known. But last month a “Super Moderator” on MIUI forum had claimed that claimed that Xiaomi has decided to drop the “Note” line from its budget offerings. In fact, it was revealed that the Redmi 5 Plus will replace the Redmi Note 5, its latest mid-end phone with the 18:9 aspect ratio and a Snapdragon 625 processor.
The current Redmi Note 4 was launched way back in January last year. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 continues to be the best-selling smartphone in India, according to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The company approximately shipped 4 million units in India till date.