The smartphone is teased for March 14 launch event.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in December in China. It comes in three storage variants, 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM model which is priced at RMB 799 (Rs 7,800 approximately), 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM model which is priced at RMB 899 (Rs 8,800 approximately) and 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM model which costs RMB 1,099 (approximately Rs 11,000). The project, the company keeps secret, but it is expected that this new product is similar to the Redmi 5. And from the design of the phone, it is expected that it would be Redmi 5. It will also be available in 16GB/32GB storage variants. The bezels are still available but it will be thinner than traditional 16:9 aspect ratio smartphones. The Redmi Note 5 for China will be featured with a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Chipset. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM variants. Storage on the Redmi 5 can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. A 3300mAh battery rounds off the major hardware and the other provisions like sensors and communications suite are adequately taken care of for a device in this segment. The smartphone manufacturer this time has chose to go with a powerful Qualcomm chipset, rather than the MediaTek processors the company used to be. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. The phone runs on Android Nougat Operating system out of the box with company-owned MIUI 9.
The smartphone is expected to feature a 12MP camera for rear and 5MP camera for selfies with Beautify 3.0 to enhance selfies. It may feature an 8MP front-facing camera. On the front, it has the same 13MP sensor but without autofocus.