Xiaomi’s mid-budget smartphones, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 have earned immense popularity in India and the company now seems to be working on the successors of these handsets. With several rumours buzzing around the supposed successors of these smartphones, a new report has now revealed the specifications, pricing, and design of the Xiaomi Redmi 5.
According to a post on Weibo (via GSMArena), the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will ship in two variants, one with 3GB RAM+16/32GB internal storage and another variant with 4GB RAM+64GB onboard storage. The device might be equipped with either Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 3GB RAM or Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Both the variants are said to come with microSD expansion and dual-SIM support.
Apart from this, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is tipped to boast a 5-inch full HD IPS LCD display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The device is said to flaunt a 16-megapixel sensor on the rear and a 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfies. The powerhouse on the phone could be a downgrade compared to its processor Redmi 4 which packs a 4,100mAh battery. The Redmi 5 will ship with a 3680mAh battery and support Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology as per the report. The smartphone will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9.0 skin atop of it.
As for the pricing, the alleged Xiaomi Redmi 5 might come under the mid-range category. As per the Weibo report, the 3GB RAM/16GB storage variant could be seen to come for a price of CNY 859 (roughly Rs. 8,200), the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant will cost CNY 1,039 (roughly Rs. 10,000) while the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model will be priced at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 10,500).
Apart from the specifications and price, the design of the phone has also surfaced. The leaked renders showcase a sleek design with smooth curve edges for the Redmi 5. The fingerprint sensor could be seen placed on the back panel and the capacitive keys sit below the display. The Redmi 5 might sport a metal frame and come with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The material on the back panel of the device has not been revealed, however, reports suggest that Xiaomi could use metal on the supposed Redmi 5.