“Xiaomi” the tech giant known for its class apart products which are a premium in build quality and features but light on the pocket is again buzzing on the rumor sites for none other than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 the successor of the insanely successful Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi Note 4.
New Pricing Leak: A new leak suggests that Xiaomi Might ditch the 2GB/16GB variant and the upcoming Redmi Note 5 will be available in 3/32GB and 4/64GB variants only costing 11,999 and 12,999 Indian rupees.
The previous models of the Redmi note series usually have three variants with the difference in RAM and Storage capacity but it looks like the next device will be only available in 2 variants only plus a new color can also be expected as well.
New Leak: A new Xiaomi Dual-Sim device has passed through the FCC(link to the FCC gov document). It could be Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone variant. There are plenty of reasons behind calling it Redmi Note smartphone.
- It does not have a fast charging adapter and also has a similar 4000mAh Li-ion battery.
- It has a same 5.5-inch screen alongside with almost same dimensions just slightly shorter.
- It does have a fingerprint reader just below the back camera.
The USP of the Redmi Note Series has always been the amazing build quality, great battery life, and much more in with a price tag of less than $200.
So u get the idea that why this particular series of smartphones are so popular and a huge success among the passes, the Redmi Note 3 sold more than 7 Million units in India alone in a short time of mere 3 months. The Redmi Note 4 was a decent upgrade and sold even better, the build quality was better, the phone was faster and the battery life well that’s the highlight of the Redmi Note Series so it ought to be great.
There is a still a lot of time till there is any official announcement regarding the Redmi Note 5 from the house of Xiaomi, but well a single rumor is enough to stir the buzz and tech enthusiasts start setting their expectations and various questions start coming to every person’s mind.
- How will the phone look like?
- What will be the specs of Redmi Note 5?
- What will be the new features?
- When will it be launched?
- What will be the price of Redmi Note 5?
Well, we are here to serve the curiosity of our readers and our team has compiled all the leaks and rumors which will give you a very close look at what the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will look like and what it will offer. Also, we have the estimated price and release date, so stay tuned and read on.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
|5.5 inch Full HD Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with Gorilla Glass 4 protection and a pixel density of around 401 ppi.|
|2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa core / 2.1 GHz Deca Core MediaTek Helio x25.|
|32/64GB Storage options with an option to expand storage up to 128GB via micro SD card.|
|16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel shooter on the front.|
|Digital Image Stabilization, Full HD Video Recording, Geo-Tagging, Live Filters.|
|4000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 Technology.|
|MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat.|
|USB Type C, VoLTE, Faster Fingerprint Reader.|
|Gold, Silver, Black.|
Design and Feel
It is almost confirmed by the leaks that the successor to the Redmi note series will follow the same design approach as the previous gen models, only this time we could see a bezel-less display as we have seen earlier on the Xiaomi Mi Mix, there will be a unibody design, same as the one which we have seen in Redmi Note 4.
Now the Redmi Note 4 wasn’t that much of an upgrade from Redmi Note 3 when it comes to design, but Xiaomi still did a lot of tinkering with the design to get rid of the flaws which were highlighted in the Redmi Note 3.
The device may feature a 5.5 inch full HD display with on-screen software buttons, we could see bottom faced speakers along with a Type C connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
Now many people complain that the volume rockers and power button felt a little plasticky on Redmi Note 4, so that’s one aspect Xiaomi will have to improve upon.
The device will feature a rear camera and fingerprint reader on the back along with a dual LED flash.
Now the design of the Redmi Note 4 is close to perfect and if Xiaomi takes cares of these minor flaws present here and there that would just seal the deal for the Redmi Note 5.
Display and Camera
The Redmi Note 5 will feature a full HD 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, the pictures and the colors will be more vibrant and crisp on the Redmi Note 5 with an increase in pixel density to 401 pixels per inch. The display will come with Gorilla Glass 4 Protection which is scratch resistant to a great extent.
Coming to the Photography aspect of the Redmi Note 5, well Xiaomi always features amazing camera sensors in their smartphones and the camera quality is comparable to the likes of Apple iPhones, coming to the Redmi Note 5 it will feature a 16-megapixel camera sensor on the rear and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter on the front.
The camera will be improved in the aspects where the Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi Note 4 lacked such as low light photography and indoor shots, some of the new camera features which the Redmi Note 5 will feature are Digital Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Live Filters etc.
Processor(CPU), RAM, And Storage
When it comes to the processor Xiaomi will have to play a gamble, as you can see the Redmi Note 3 Featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor whereas the Redmi Note 4 featured a MediaTek Helio Processor, so it still remains unclear that whether the Redmi Note 5 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa Core Processor or the MediaTek Helio x20. We can see a newer version of Adreno GPU in the Redmi Note 5 which will handle all your graphic intensive tasks.
The Redmi Note 5 will have 4GB of ram which will ensure a lag free day to day performance.
The Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi Note 4 only had two storage options that are the 16GB/32GB models but it is rumored that the Redmi Note 5 will have a 64GB storage option as well with expandable storage up to 128GB with the help of a micro SD card.
The battery life of the Redmi Note series is class apart with more than 10 hours of screen on time it is one of the selling features of the series and it is definitely one reason which made the series so popular, now when the next generation note series phone will be launched it is very likely that it will have an even better battery life.
The device may feature a mammoth 4000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 which will fully charge that huge 4000 mAh battery in less than 90 minutes.
Rumors and Features
Some of the rumors which are most likely to make the final cut are that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will feature a USB Type C which has its own advantages.
Some other features which the Xiaomi might feature in the Redmi Note 5 are: –
- Quick charge 3.0
- MIUI 9
- Faster Fingerprint Reader
- More Integrated MI Cloud Services
- Next gen IR Blaster
- USB Type C
Xiaomi doesn’t have any particular time period of releasing smartphones and so it becomes really tough to predict a release date for the upcoming Redmi Note 5 but as far as the rumors and some minor leaks suggest Redmi Note 5 may release on 17 August 2017. It is also rumored that on the same event Xiaomi may announce the Mi Pad 3 also.
The phone will be launched first in the china and then after a month’s time, it will be available in rest of the Asian countries. For the people living in the west, there is a fair chance that the Redmi Note 5 might officially release in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, and other European countries.
Accordingly, it will be a direct competitor of highly popular Motorola’s Moto G series upcoming smartphones Moto G5 Plus.
The most interesting feature of the Redmi Note 5 won’t be its huge battery or the latest Octa core processor but its price point as Xiaomi will stick to their aggressive pricing strategy launching Redmi Note 5 at a very affordable price tag.
Here is the Expected Pricing of Redmi Note 5 by countries.
- For further news regarding the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5th Gen stay tuned.
- We will keep on updating this article as soon as more rumors and information surface.