“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.
- The device features a 4000 mAh battery.
- There are no signs of fast charging support.
- 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 form factor resembles with previous generation Redmi Note series smartphones.
The USP of the Redmi Note Series has always been the amazing build quality, great battery life, and much more and 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 people, 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.
The Redmi Note 4 is a decent upgrade and is selling even better, the build quality is better, the phone is 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 but some leaks suggest that the device may not feature Gorilla Glass protection.|
|2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Or Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (Different leaks suggest different SOC) Octa core / 2.1 GHz Deca Core MediaTek Helio x25.|
|32/64GB Storage options with an option to expand the storage up to 128GB via micro SD card.|
|16-megapixel rear F/2.0 camera and an 8-megapixel shooter on the front.|
|Digital Image Stabilization, Full HD Video Recording, Geo-Tagging, Live Filters, Beautification Mode|
|4100 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 Technology (Charger not included)|
|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. It is also expected that the company may launch the device with MiUi9 instead of MiUi 8. Android O update will be also be released for the device after some time from the official launch.
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.
The video recording on the previous gen Redmi Note smartphones has been not up to the mark and we think that is one area the company will spend a lot of time in improving it this time.
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 660 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.
However, a different leak suggests that the RedMi Note5 will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 SOC.
The Redmi Note 5 will be available in three variants when it comes to RAM, the 3/4GB RAM models will be enough for day to day use while the 4GB model will be the one to look out for if you are a heavy user like myself. There will be 3 variants 3GB-32GB, 4GB-32GB, 4GB-64GB.
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 really good with more than 10 hours of screen on time.
The upcoming Redmi Note 5 will be even better when it comes to battery.
Though the device could still miss on the fast charging support as suggested by the leaks.
The device may feature a mammoth 4100 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm quick charge 3.0 which will fully charge that huge 4100 mAh battery in less than 100 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.
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 and also to the highly successful Samsung J series which will have a fresh release of 2017 models of the very popular Samsung J7.
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. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India is expected to be around 11000INR and will be sold on Flipkart India.
Here is the Expected Pricing of Redmi Note 5 by countries.
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