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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Spotted Online Showing 18:9 Display, SD625 And Lots More

by Vinay Patel / Nov 29, 2017 07:12 PM EST
Both Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and its smaller sibling the Redmi 5 have leaked online ahead of their upcoming announcement.

While it's still not confirmed when Xiaomi is planning to take the wraps off its Redmi Note 5 smartphone, the yet-to-be-announced handset has found its way onto the internet, giving smartphone enthusiasts first peek at the device ahead of its impending announcement.

A user on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo recently posted an image of the Redmi Note 5. If the leaked image of the smartphone is anything to go by, Xiaomi will resort to using the 18:9 display aspect ratio.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications

Moreover, this also spills the beans about what the device might have in terms of hardware. The image suggests the Redmi Note 5 will be backed by a robust 4000mAh battery. On the photography front, it will sport a 12MP rear-mounted camera.

The upcoming handset will don a 5.99-inch display supported by an FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The device will come running MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. It will pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 SoC, under the hood. The SD625 is the same chipset that powered the Mi A1 and the Redmi Note 4, Digit reported.

While these specifications coincide with the ones listed on TENNA, earlier reports indicated that Xiaomi would go for the latest Snapdragon 630 SoC rather than the aged Snapdragon 625. The Moto X 4, which recently debuted in India, draws power from the new SoC.

Redmi 5 Leaked?

Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5's slightly smaller variant, the Redmi 5 has also leaked online in the form of press renders. The Redmi 5 was prematurely listed by a Chinese telecom network, but the listing was taken down later. Thankfully, GSM Arena managed to grab the image right before it was removed from the website.

The Redmi 5 will sport a 5.7-inch display with HD+ resolution, which might allude to 1,440x720 pixels. The device packs the Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The device will feature a 12 MP camera on the back, and a 5MP front shooter for the selfie addicts. Furthermore, it is expected to come with a micro USB port. Apparently, Xiaomi's budget lineup is still not ready to switch to USB-C. The device will continue running with the help of a 3,300 mAh battery.

The Redmi 5 could hit the store shelves on December 10. Even though earlier reports suggested it will come bearing a price tag of CNY 1,000 (about $151) to 1,200 (about $181), this is highly unlikely to happen because there's no way the smaller variant could sell for a higher price than its bigger version. Nevertheless, both handsets are expected to be inexpensive.

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