Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 rumour roundup: Specs, top features and expected price

first_imgXiaomi is gearing up to launch a new Note in China. This would be the successor of the Redmi Note 4 and will be called the Redmi Note 5. No surprises there. The phone will be launched first in China but given how  popular is the Redmi Note 4 in India there is a chance that the Note 5 may also come to India pretty soon. So far there are a number of specs and leaks that we have seen concerning the Redmi Note 5. The latest comes from the website of TENAA, the Chinese agency for certifying gadgets and electronics goods.The phone last week was spotted on TENAA, giving details of its specifications. The webpage for the Note 5 showed that it will come with a 18:9 aspect ratio radio and nearly bezel-less design. If Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 5 with prices similar to the earlier Redmi Note phones, it is possible that this phone would be the first phone in its segment to come with bezel-less screen.But we get ahead of ourselves. Before we talk of the expected here is everything that we know about the Redmi Note 5, including its possible specs and features.Display: The latest leak from TENAA suggest that Xiaomi will launch a bezel-less Redmi Note 5. There are rumours that the phone will come with 6-inch 18:9 full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.Design: It has been rumoured that for the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi is working on an entirely new design that will make the phone look very premium. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to sport a metal body and edge-to-edge screen. It is expected that the device will have fingerprint sensor on the rear instead of on the front the way the Redmi Note 4 has. This, suggest rumours, is being done so that on the front of the Note 5 there is just screen and nothing else.advertisementBattery: There are speculations that the Redmi Note 5 will come with a smaller battery than the one inside the Note 4. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 4100mAh battery while leaks hint that the Redmi Note 5 may come with a 4000mAh battery.Also Read: Xiaomi’s bezel-less Redmi Note 5 may ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processorProcessor: Earlier rumours hinted that Note 5 could come with Snapdragon 630 nut now a report from GizmoChina suggests that Xiaomi could use Snapdragon 636 in the Redmi Note 4 successor. The Snapdragon 636 is made on 14nm FinFET technology and it was announced recently, so it seems that the Note 5 could be the first phone to use it. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 636 offers 40 per cent better performance compared to the Snapdragon 630 as it uses newly-minted Kryo 260 cores.  The Snapdragon 636 is a 64-bit octa-core processor with eight cores of Kryo 260 clocked at the speed of 1.8 GHz.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 prototype leak shows off bezel-less screen and dual camerasCamera: The TENAA leak also shows that the Redmi Note 5 could come with a single lens camera contrary to earlier rumours that suggested that the phone would come with dual camera lens. Chances are that Xiaomi could integrate the dual camera set up in one of the variants of the Note 5. So far, it is rumoured that the Redmi Note 5 will come with 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.RAM and storage: There  could be three variants of the Redmi Note 5: base variant of the Redmi Note 5 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, Note 5 with 4GB RAM with 32GB storage and one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.Price: There are speculations that the base model of Redmi Note 5 could be priced around  $175 (approx Rs 11,338), 4GB RAM and 32GB storage at  $175 (approx Rs 11,338), and lastly the Redmi Note 5 with 64GB storage at $220 (approx Rs 14,253). In other words, when it comes to India it is possible that the Redmi Note 5 will cost similar to what the Redmi Note 4 costs right now.last_img

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