Xiaomi has sold hundreds of millions of smartphones in India since its debut in the country. While almost all of its phones have performed fairly well in the market, it is the Redmi Note series which has been the star of the show with phones like the Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4 which proved to massively successful for the Chinese tech unicorn. And now if a new leak is to be believed, the company has started working on the successor Redmi Note 5 which will arrive early next year.
The leak suggests that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will continue to be a mid-ranger offering at an affordable price like its predecessors. This time around, it is said to be going for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor which if true will be a good upgrade over Snapdragon 625 in this year’s offering. In terms of configurations, there are said to be two choices: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. There are no words on the existence of a 2GB RAM model for the upcoming phone.
For camera lovers, there is reported to be a 16-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 13-megapixl front shooter. If this is anywhere close to being the truth, it will be a huge upgrade over Redmi Note 4’s 5-megapixel selfie camera. The display of the smartphone is tipped to be the standard 5.5-inch Full HD affair but with improved sunlight visibility. The whole package is expected to be powered by a 3790mAh battery (4100mAh on the current phone) with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging and upcoming MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 on the software front. Other alleged features of the Redmi Note 5 are said to be a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi is said to price the base model of the Redmi Note 5 at around $200 (about Rs. 13,000) with the second model expected to be a little more expensive.