The upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note 4 is one of the most popular smartphones in India and Xiaomi sold close to 1 million units in the first 45 days of launch.
Back in February, there was news that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 cleared the US FCC certification and will launch in July or August 2017. We are now very close to the launch date of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.
After a step down from Snapdragon 653 to Snapdragon 625 in the Note 4; Xiaomi will now again go back to the higher denomination of the Snapdragon 600 series, most likely to be the Snapdragon 660 or the Snapdragon 630.
The processor will be paired with 32 GB/ 64 GB storage. Like all the Redmi Note series it’ll still sport the SD card support.
Xiaomi is all set to step up their optics performance. The Note 5 may flaunt f/2.0 Sony Exmor 16 MP rear sensor and a f/2.0, 13 MP selfie shooter. An increase in the pixel game will help them to compete with the Oppo and Vivo phones out there.
Finally, there’ll be a Xiaomi smartphone running the latest Android Nougat v7.1.1 with MIUI 9.0 on top. Although, Xiaomi is still slow on updating their smartphones compared to other OEMs like Motorola competing in the same price range.
Powering the phone will be 3790 mAh battery. The capacity is slightly lower than what Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 but will likely offer the same battery back up due to the processor and other optimisations.
We can also expect fast charging and USB type-C port on this variant from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series is mainly known for their – Great build quality, Stellar battery life, Snappy performance and great value for money.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
A leaked image of the upcoming Redmi Note 5A packaging has surfaced and these are the first details of the smartphone. The images show a fancy red coloured box with the Mi logo and big Note 5A printed over it. If these images are true; then Xiaomi can launch 2 new smartphones – Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5A.
Some rumours point to a Snapdragon 626 SOC powering the Note 5A. The phone might flaunt dual 13 MP + 2 MP rear sensors and a 5 MP selfie shooter.
Interestingly, the more powerful Redmi Note 5 is supposed to sport a single rear camera set-up.
All in all the official release of both the smartphones is around the corner and soon will be up for grabs in China. Till then wait for an official release date from the company and some more interesting leaks to follow in the coming days.