Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro) spotted with Android 9 Pie

Xiaomi unveiled its budget smartphone Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this year. The device came with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box and later got an upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo. Its latest major update brought MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo and is still awaiting the next major update to Android 9 Pie.

A couple of Redmi Note 5 Pro phones were spotted running Android 9 on Geekbench today. This means that one might soon witness the latest Android OS on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This would be the second major Android OS update for the phone which isn’t very common for Xiaomi phones. Additionally, the Redmi Note 5 too was seen running the latest Android Pie OS.

In addition to the Snapdragon 636 version of the Redmi Note 5 pro, a Snapdragon 660 SoC version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro have also been spotted on the benchmarking website. Both the Redmi Note 5/Note 5 pro and even its successor Redmi Note 6 pro run on Snapdragon 636 chipset, so this version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC is a first of its kind. But we’re not sure if this is a new variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro or some other Xiaomi phone.

Possibilities of it either being the Mi A2 or the Mi 8 Lite which come with Snapdragon 660 are high. Chances of it being the Mi 8 Lite are higher than Mi A2 because Xiaomi has recently upgraded the Mi A2 to Android 9 Pie.

As for the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution, and a 77.4 percent of screen-to-body ratio. It sports a dual rear camera setup, comprising of a 12-megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel f/2.0 sensor. The setup is accompanied by a dual-LED flash module. There is a 20-megapixel front shooter with a f/2.2 aperture, assisted by a LED flash. It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.

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