Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Rumored To Feature Snapdragon 632 SoC – All We Know So Far

Recent reports claimed that the Xiaomi already replaced the Redmi Note 5 with the Redmi 5 Plus. However, new rumors from China hint that the Chinese firm will launch the successor to Redmi Note 4 this year. It is tipped to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC. Previous reports claimed that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will feature an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels. It is also rumored to come in multiple storage/RAM options. Read more to find about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Price and Availability

Price 1,200 Yuan (approx Rs 11,800)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is expected to feature a similar price tag as the Redmi Note 4. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB internal storage variant is tipped to cost 1,200 Yuan (approx Rs 11,800). While the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant will be priced at or 1,400 Yuan (approx Rs 13,800) and 1,500 Yuan (approx Rs 14,800), respectively.

The Chinese firm has not announced a launch date for the upcoming smartphone. It is expected to come in the second quarter of 2018.

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Specifications

Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
RAM 3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/ 64GB (expandable)
Display 5.99-inch, Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels)
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9
Primary (Rear) Camera 16MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 4,000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is expected to feature a 5.99-inch 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels). It was tipped to come with a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. However, new reports claim that the upcoming handset will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor. This might be the reason behind the delay in the launch date.

The new Qualcomm processor is likely to feature lower-clocked GPU than Snapdragon 636 chipset. However, it is expected to retain the Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP which works better with dual-camera setups than the Snapdragon 625. The internal storage could be further expanded via micro SD card (up to 128GB).

On the camera front, the Redmi Note 5 is tipped to feature a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. Previous reports had hinted at a dual-camera setup (16MP + 5MP) on the back and a 12-megapixel front camera. The upcoming handset is expected to be backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

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Features

  • Dual Rear Cameras
  • Bezel-less Display
  • Metal unibody design
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • MIUI 9
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • IR blaster

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is likely to run Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top.Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM support, a 3.5mm audio jack and IR blaster.

According to a TENAA listing, the Redmi Note 5 will sport a bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be available in multiple color options – black gold, white, blue, red, gray, silver, gold and rose gold.

As per leaked renders, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a metal unibody design (similar to Redmi Note 3 and Note 4) with thin bezels. While the capacitive navigation buttons are located on the front, a fingerprint sensor is placed on the back.  It will measure 158.5 x 75.4 x 8mm and weighs 180 grams.

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Conclusion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 looks like a decent package of specs and features. However, despite concept renders and leaks, the final product may differ in multiple aspects. So, take the above-mentioned details with a pinch of salt. Bookmark this page for more updates.

Also read: Has Xiaomi Replaced Its Redmi Note 5 With Redmi 5 Plus?

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