Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has already released the Redmi Note 5A and Redmi 5A smartphones in China and if rumours are correct Xiaomi will be releasing the Redmi Note 5 soon.
The last leaks of the Xiaomi Redmi revealed it to feature 5 packs an edge-to-edge 5.5-inch FHD+ resolution display ( 18:9 aspect ratio) along with 4 GB of RAM and a 4,000 mAh battery. The device will also come with a dual-camera setup 16-megapixel camera and a 5 megapixel. However, there was confusion between whether the device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 or a Mediatek Helio P25 processor. A new leak suggests there will be three variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 along with a Redmi 5 Plus which is likely to debut before 11 November. Interestingly, every year 11 November is celebrated as Singles’ Day in China. This is China’s Largest Shopping day, and companies like Alibaba makes record-breaking sales. Xiaomi will be planning to launch the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus before this event and target maximum sales this day.
The listings of Xiaomi phones with model numbers MET7 & MEE7 (expected to be Redmi Note 5) have been spotted on TENAA. It comes in two colour variants: Gold + White and Black. It shows the same 18:9 but with an FHD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution with a unibody metal design with curved edges on the rear. The right side contains the volume rocker and power button while the left side includes the Hybrid SIM slot which can hold 2 SIM cards or a SIM card and a micro SD card combo. However, there is only one camera on the back and likely to sport dual camera setup on the front. The LED flash and the fingerprint sensor can be seen below the rear cam.
The regular version of the device will pack a MediaTek Helio P25 processor along with 3GB of RAM. There will likely be two variants: one 16 GB and another 32 GB of internal storage. The high-end version will ship with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which is placed between the Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660. The Snapdragon 636 is run by Kyro 260 core which carries support for 18:9 displays. Like the Redmi Note 4 which was launched this year, the Redmi Note 5 will feature a fingerprint sensor in the back. Also as stated before the device will pack a dual-camera setup on the back which will be one of the hottest trends of 2018. The new Redmi 5 plus is a low-cost version which will feature a 5.7 inch 18:9 HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) display. Inside it, they placed a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.
More leaks have surfaced including a listing on Geekbench. However, it reveals the processor to be an old msm8952 chipset meaning Qualcomm Snapdragon 617. We are not sure, but it’s likely to be a mistake and Xiaomi will not ship its new Redmi Smartphone with an old processor which powered old devices like Samsung Galaxy C5 and HTC One A9. We had observed the same Geekbench mistake on the Vivo X Plus which claimed the same but is powered by a Snapdragon 653 chipset.
The standard version of the Redmi Note 5 with MediaTek Helio P25 is priced at 999 Yuan ( Rs 9750 approx) and 1,299 Yuan ( Rs 12,675 approx) for the 16 GB and 32 GB models respectively. The Redmi Note 5 higher version which comes with the Snapdragon 636 chipset along with 4 GB of RAM/ 64 GB storage combo is priced at 1,599 Yuan (Rs 15,600 approx ). As for the lower Redmi 5 Plus it comes with a price tag of 799 Yuan ( Rs 7,800 approx). A new announcement regarding the Redmi Note 5 is expected to hear from Xiaomi in the next two weeks.