Leaks indicate that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will come with a Snapdragon 660 chip and dual cameras

The successor to Xiaomi’s stellar Redmi Note 4 is coming soon, say reports. The new device, called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, is expected to be powered by the latest high-end mobile platforms from Qualcomm.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in blue

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in blue

As per the leak, reported by GadgetHouse, the device will come with the same 5.5-inch full HD display that we saw on the Note 4, but the SoC gets a bump to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 platform. There’s supposed to be a 3 GB RAM and 4 GB RAM variant in the offing. The corresponding internal storage options are to be 32 GB and 64 GB.

Interestingly, the leak suggests that the new phone will come with a dual camera setup on the rear, featuring an RGB 16 MP sensor and monochrome 5 MP sensor. One might also expect to find a 12 MP front camera. GadgetHouse’ report indicates the phone will also support fast charging, though they haven’t specified the fast charging standard that will be used. Given that it’s a Qualcomm chip, we can probably expect to see Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 support.

In terms of software, we’re expecting to find the device running Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9.

Pricing is rumoured to be in line with previous devices, with the base model starting at around Rs 10,000 in China.

Earlier leaks on Weibo did suggest that the device would come with a Mediatek Helio P26 octa-core processor instead of a Snapdragon chip.


Published Date: Sep 23, 2017 03:59 pm | Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 04:42 pm