Xiaomi might not be as famous as Samsung or Apple are, however, it constantly delivers great handsets for every budget. At the end of last year, when the Chinese company launched the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, everyone thought that the long-awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 won’t become reality after all. Now, it seems that this was not an accurate assumption. The company is actually going to unveil two new handsets, probably with the same design, but different specs. The new devices are expected to launch next month, highly likely alongside Xiami’s flagship Mi 7.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will have, according to a 3C listing, a Snapdragon 636 chipset. The smartphone will reportedly include 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Naturally, the smartphone will keep its large display. In the case of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, it will probably be a 5.99-inch screen, with the now popular 18:9 aspect ratio. It seems that the device will sport a dual camera setup, consisting of a 16MP sensor and a 5MP one. On the front, there will be a single camera, with an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. Such a huge beast will also need a large battery. Rumor has it that the Xiaomi Redmi note 5 will sport a 4.100mAh energy back that will ensure a more than decent battery life for the handset.
The second variant of the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi note 5 will most likely look just like the previously presented one. The differences will lie on the inside. Instead of the more powerful model’s Snapdragon 636 chipset, the less impressive one will sport a Snapdragon 630 SoC. Also, it will offer less memory and storage. namely, the less powerful Xiaomi Redmi note 5 will include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Of course, both variants will feature microSD card slots so users will be able to add more storage to the handsets. Both devices will ron Xiaomi’s new MIUI 9 software.
As for the pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is expected to be an affordable device. The Snapdragon 630 variant will probably sell for CNY1,499, which translates into $238. The more powerful variant will naturally have a slightly higher price tag. It could cost somewhere around CNY1,799, or $285. There still are a few weeks until Xiaomi will officially unveil the new models. More information regarding the devices will definitely surface ahead of the official unveiling. Stay tuned and find out everything there is to know about them before they hit the market.