Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 could launch later this month

Xiaomi could launch the successor to the Redmi Note 4 later this month. Here's what you can expect.

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    • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 could launch later this mont
    • Said to be powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC
    • Expected to run MIUI 9 software

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reportedly warming up to launch the Redmi Note 5, successor to the company’s Redmi Note 4 (Review). According to a report published by Android Headlines, Xiaomi could expand its highest-selling Redmi Note lineup later this month. To recall, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India earlier in 2017, and in just a few weeks, it went on to become the highest-selling smartphone in Q1, according to the research firm IDC.

Coming back to the Redmi Note 5, while much isn’t know about the phone, however, specifications have started to surface online. As far as they are concerned, the device will run MIUI 9, which is not announced yet, on top of Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. Xiaomi could also employ the same display specifications as that of the Redmi Note 4: a 5.5-inch 1080p display, resulting in 401 pixels packed inside every inch. On the positive side, the display will reportedly be more bright and offer better visibility under direct sunlight.

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Additionally, the Redmi Note 5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 630 processor, which is made for mid-range smartphones. Hence, we can expect the upcoming Redmi Note device to feature USB 3.1, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. As far as photography is concerned, the Redmi Note 5 is said to house a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture. At the front, Xiaomi could opt for a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, so that users can expect it to be a good phone for capturing selfies or video calling.

Furthermore, the Redmi Note 5 is said to sport a 3,790mAh battery, which is less than what the Redmi Note 4 offered. However, it could support Quick Charge 4.0, which is what users expect the most these days. Last but not least, the Redmi Note 5 might arrive in multiple options: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. The phone is expected to cost $200 (approximately Rs 12,970) for the base variant. We, however, have not been able to confirm the authenticity of this report.

What all features are you expecting the upcoming Redmi Note 5 to offer? Let us know in comments.