Xiaomi is known for making high-quality premium in build phones at a budget price. The rumor mill is hot nowadays regarding the release of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 are going to be superseded by Redmi Note 5 very soon. Premium build quality, amazing battery life, and a good user experience in a budget of $200 have always been a strong point of Redmi Note series. Apart from being immensely popular in China Xiaomi sold 7 millions of Redmi Note 3 in India in three months only. The company is penetrating at a rapid pace in Sub-continent, recently Xiaomi was officially launched in Pakistan via a local e-commerce website daraz.pk.
There was major in-house leak regarding Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs, design, price, release date etc. So we decided to collect the pearls of the leak and transform them into a post where you could how the phone will look like, what will be the specs of Redmi Note 5, what new features Redmi Note 5 has to offer, what will be the price of Redmi Note 5 etc.
So, without any further ado let’s first take a look at the specs of Redmi Note 5.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications
|Specifications||Redmi Note 5|
|Display||5.5 inches full HD|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Display|
|Display Properties||Resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor(Snapdragon variant)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core 2.3Ghz|
|Processor(MediaTek variant)||MediaTek Helio X25 Deca core 2.1 GHz ( Low chances of a MediaTek variant)|
|CPU Architecture ( MediaTek Variant)||Cortex A72|
Architecture ( Snapdragon variant)
|Cortex A53 architecture ( Snapdragon 630)|
|GPU (MediaTek variant)||Mali -T880 MP4|
|GPU (Snapdragon)||Adreno 508(630)|
|Expandable Storage||Expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card|
|SD card slot||Hybrid Sim/SD card slot|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Front mounted|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor,Infrared, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope|
|Connectivity||4G dual sim, LTE, 3G WCDMA, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, Infrared, GLONASS|
|Primary Camera||16MP F/2.0 CMOS rear camera|
|Primary Camera Features||Full HD video recording, Geo- tagging, Enhanced HDR, . Dual Tone Flash|
|Secondary Camera||13 MP F/2.0 front camera|
|Secondary Camera Features||Live filters, Beauty mode, full HD video recording|
|Battery Capacity||3790 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Quick Charge 4.0 ( Charger not included)|
|Android Version||Nougat 7.1|
|MIUI Features||MI Remote, Theme support, MI Apps,|
|Android O ( MIUI 10)||Eligible for Android O update|
|Other Features||Fingerprint reader gestures, MI Apps, USB Type C, Quick Charge 4.0|
|Colors||Silver, Black, Gold,|
|Price in India (INR)||10,999 / 12,999|
|Launch Date||August 17, 2017|
Design of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Rumors suggest that Xiaomi has followed the footsteps of Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4 when it comes to design. Xiaomi is not bringing any major changes to the design of Redmi note 5, they decided to follow the same design approach of Redmi Note series. However, one major change is expected as the fingerprint sensor is reported to placed at the front of the device rather than back. Only the more premium range of Xiaomi devices have fingerprint at the front. But it would be a really bold and much-awaited step taken by Xiaomi as a fingerprint at the front is always more convenient to use than at the back.
One thing is for sure, there will be a unibody design, same as the one which we have seen earlier in Redmi Note 4.
Redmi Note 5 will feature a 5.5 inch full HD display, bottom faced speakers along with a Type C connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. Moreover, the device has 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 13MP front camera. The device will be launched with MIUI 9 running on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Later, Redmi Note 5 will be upgraded to Android O.
Redmi Note 5 Display
As we mentioned earlier, Xiaomi is known for giving the best in budget price. Redmi Note 5 will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display. The videos and pictures will look very crisp and vibrant with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. Moreover, the rumors are suggesting that the display is more bright and visible under direct sunlight also it would have a better contrast and saturation.
Camera of Redmi Note 5
The camera has always been a strong selling point for Xiaomi. The Chinese tech giant is known for using high-quality camera sensors on their phones. Redmi Note 5 is expected to have a 16-megapixel Sony Exmor camera sensor on the back and a 13-megapixel F/2.0 Sony camera sensor on the front. Xiaomi has covered the shortcomings of Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 when it comes to the camera. Redmi Note 5 will have a better capability in low light photography and indoor shots. Moreover, it’s being said that Redmi Note 5 will feature are Digital Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Live Filters, etc.
The front camera of Redmi Note 5 is much better, compared to its predecessors, following the trend of selfies and video calling. Note 5 will also be capable of recording videos in 4K resolution along with better video recording in low light situations.
Processor, RAM, and Storage
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.3Ghz. The process will support Bluetooth 5 and fast charging. Fast charging was heavily missed with Redmi Note 4, so this time Xiaomi decided to include it in Redmi Note 5. On the graphics end, Redmi Note 5 is getting a newer graphic processing unit (GPU) Adreno 508 GPU.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will hit the market in three variants 3GB-32GB, 4GB-32GB, and the 4GB-64GB model. The device will also have a hybrid sd card slot.
The battery is another strong selling point Redmi Note series. Xiaomi never compromised on this front, 3790mAH battery is installed in Redmi Note5 to keep the phone up and running for a day. The battery is kept smaller to keep the phone sleek. However, phone manufacturers shouldn’t squeeze the batteries to the limit where they start to explode. I am happy to have little bulk on my device rather than compromising my security. Quick charging is another highlight of this section, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 630 has made it possible for Xiamoi to include fast charging capability in Redmi Not 5.
Redmi Note 5 Release Date
According to the sources, Redmi Note 5 will release on 17 August 2017. The device will first be released in China and then after month Redmi Note 5 will hit the shelves of Asia.
Redmi Note 5 Price
Expected Price of Redmi Note 5 in different countries.