Xiaomi is likely to be working on its budget smartphone, the Redmi 5. The upcoming mobile has been leaked recently revealing key specifications and images. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to launch later this year, though we know much about the smartphone. Recently a Weibo tipster has shared details about price, specifications, features of the alleged Redmi 5.
If the leaks from Weibo are believed, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be priced around CNY 859 (roughly Rs 8,000) for 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It will be launched in two more variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage for CNY 1039 (roughly Rs 10,000) and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs 10,600). The Xiaomi Redmi 5 seems to be a bit costlier than the existing Redmi 4 smartphone. As these are just rumours, we have to wait for the actual launch to get confirmed pricing.
The Weibo user also shared a few images of the Redmi 5. As per the images, the supposed Redmi 5 design resembles with the design language of Redmi Note 4.
Coming to the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will come in two chipset options- one model will have a Snapdragon 625 SoC while the other will boast a Snapdragon 630. It’s worth mentioning that the Xiaomi Redmi series has only included Snapdragon SoC of 400-series in all its mobiles as of now. If the leak comes true, then Redmi 5 will be the first smartphone to come with upgraded SoC for the series.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 will feature a 5-inch Full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The device will pack a 16MP primary rear camera with 5MP selfie shooter. It is a dual-SIM mobile and has expandable storage option. It will be powered by a 3680mAh battery. On the software front, the Redmi 5 will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS wrapped under MIUI 9.0. The Redmi 5 leak was shared by Android Crunch via Weibo.
The Redmi 5 is expected to support fast charging thanks to the Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Since all the information about the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is not authenticated yet, we advise to take it with a pinch of salt.