Leaked: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Renders Reveal Thin Bezels And Dual Cameras
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of the most successful smartphones in the Indian market. Launched in early-2017, it hit the sweet spot of great performance and great price. Its successor, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to be launched in the next month, similar to the Redmi Note 4. So far, there have been a few renders but, nothing too concrete has come out from the leaks.
A few renders of the alleged Redmi Note 5 have now surfaced, which reveal a new design and a dual-camera setup. With the Redmi Note 5 expected to be priced at around Rs. 12000, this design with good specs could make it a worthy follow-up to the Redmi Note 4. The latest renders reveal that the Redmi Note 5 will have extremely top and bottom bezels with minimal bezels on the side.
To the back will be a dual-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor below it. So far, these renders look the closest to a finished product.
The Redmi Note 5 came under a lot of speculation when Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 Plus in China. On its forum, a moderator said that the Redmi Note 5 won’t launch this year. He then said that the Redmi 5 Plus will be launched in other markets under the Redmi Not 5 moniker. It looks like that was just a false alarm and that the Redmi Note 5 will indeed be launched.
The leaked images, however, look too good to be true. While the Redmi Note 5 will come with an 18:9 aspect ratio, the design will be similar to the Redmi 5 Plus. This means relatively thinner bezels all around the display.
What Do We Know About The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 So Far?
The smartphone is expected to have a 5.99 inch display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution which translates into an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the phablet will have two variants. One will run on the Snapdragon 630 chipset, have 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The other one will be powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset, have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both the variants are expected to support storage expansion via microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run MIUI 9 out of the box. There is still no word on whether it’ll run Android 8 Oreo or Android 7 Nougat.
The Redmi Note 5 could also be the first Redmi phone to feature a dual-camera setup. It is expected to have a 16MP primary sensor that will be accompanied by a 5MP sensor. To the front will be an 8MP camera.
Xiaomi knows that once launched, the Redmi Note 5 will be met with a lot of demand. Hence, there are reports claiming that it is stocking as many units of the Redmi Note 5 as possible. The rumoured price could be a bit off, especially for the Indian market. Xiaomi would want to launch the Redmi Note 5 at a price of about Rs.11000-12000, similar to what it did with the Redmi Note 4.