Xiaomi’s last two Redmi Note phones created a huge buzz in the market that they sold the units like hotcakes. While the Note 4 hasn’t come out of the flash sales yet, the company is working on the successor; Redmi Note 5.
A few slides were leaked online, briefly describing the specifications of the smartphone. When Note 4 came out, Xiaomi faced a lot of criticism for downgrading the chipset from Snapdragon 650 to 625. Hence, they may release two variants of the smartphone with two different chipsets beneath the hood.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications Leaked Online
The new smartphone in the Redmi Note lineup will also sport a 5.5 inch full HD display similar to the predecessor. The leaks suggest the smartphone will have improved outdoor visibility and color contrast.
Most probably, Xiaomi will not release a 2GB/16GB variant unlike what we saw with the Note 4. The base variant may have 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. Moreover, you can also opt for 3GB/64GB or 4GB/64GB variants too (RAM/storage).
As you read earlier, the chances are great for the company to release two variants; one with Snapdragon 630 and another with Snapdragon 660 underneath the hood. Both the variants embark the upgrade to 625 and 650 respectively, which we saw on the previous Note series phones.
The price is expected to be around $200 or Rs. 12000. Obviously, there will be a difference of 1000-1500 INR between different storage variants.
Apart from the chipset inside, the main area where Note 5 gets a bump is the camera. With Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi incorporated a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP selfie camera. On the contrary, Note 5 is tipped to have 16 MP rear and 13 MP front cameras. The rear camera with a LED flash beside it, sports a Sony IMX 234 sensor.
Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 have phenomenal battery life as they come with 4000+ mAh capacity. It looks like Xiaomi will opt for a slightly diminished battery capacity this time (3790 mAh). Given that the chipset is going to be different, we should wait to see how the power consumption goes.
Most probably, Redmi Note 5 will come out with MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Even though both Snapdragon 630 and 660 offer QuickCharge 4.0 support, it is strange to know that the company might only stick with QuickCharge 3.0 (over a USB type C port).
Another notable change the leak brought to light is the fingerprint scanner may get a new position below the display.