Xiaomi’s entry into the smartphone market was met with a lot of positive results for the Chinese companies whose feature rich but cost-effective smartphones have had quite a significant number of takers. Known for incorporating the latest technology in their devices, the Beijing-based tech firm has garnered quite the reputation by offering high-end devices at incredibly affordable prices. Xiaomi’s Redmi series of smartphones has sold millions of units since the line-up was introduced back in 2013, and it seems that the company is all set to roll out their latest addition to the mid-range smartphone line-up, the Redmi Note 5.
After several leaks and delays, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in August last year sporting an Helio X20 SoC and a massive 4100mAh battery. Now, its successor Redmi Note 5 has reportedly passed US FCC certification which makes it clear that the device is slated to feature soon. Slated to be available in Black, Silver and Gold coloured options, the phone might come with Android v7.1 Nougat operating system skinned with the latest MIUI.
Leaked specs of the phone suggest that Redmi Note 5 would feature a 5.5 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and might power on 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC or a 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio x25 deca-core processor, paired with 4GB RAM, along with 32GB and 64GB storage and expandable storage to 128GB using microSD slot.
On the optics front, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel on the front for video calling purposes. The Rear Camera will feature live filters, HD video recording, and image stabilisation. Some of the other notable attributes are the upcoming handset’s battery pack that has a capacity of up to 4,000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0, a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C hub. Other connectivity options of the device include GPS, VoLTE, Bluetooth, USB Type-C port and Wi-Fi 802.11n.
The Redmi Note 5 is expected to be unveiled sometime in summer, and will first be launched only in China. After a month of release, the smartphone will make its way to the other Asian as well as worldwide markets as well. As for the price of the device, the Redmi Note 5 from Xiaomi is expected to bear a price tag of $191 (Rs. 13,000 approx.).