Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Leaks Before Launch & Its a Beast


Xiaomi is expected to release the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro tomorrow.

Latest specifications leaked from India show that the Redmi 5 Note is a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus (as expected) with a Snapdragon 625 processor.

However, the real mid-range king will be the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which will feature even better hardware and design.

Here are the leaked images with specifications:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications

As evident from the image above, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will feature a design quite similar to its predecessor except for the camera module that reminds us of Apple’s iPhone X. On the front is an 5.9 inch 18:9 screen with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution. It manages up to 450 nits in brightness, which is not terribly bright but good enough for using in direct sunlight.

The fingerprint sensor is on the back, along with a dual camera setup.

Expected Specifications

Here’s a brief list of the leaked specifications for the Redmi Note 5 Pro:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
  • A dual camera setup of 12MP+5MP sensors at the back in a vertical orientation (a la iPhone X)
  • 20 MP selfie camera with Sony’s IMX 376 sensor and a LED flash.
  • 3/4/6 GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage options
  • Android Nougat with MIUI 9 for the OS
  • A large battery of around 4,000 mAh to power the device

The Snapdragon 636 in the pro version is around 20% faster than the Snapdragon 625 from the Redmi 5 Plus/Note. This will translate into a major performance difference between the two.

The advent of dual cameras in the Redmi phones is sure to improve the camera prowess of the series. The Redmi Note 5 Pro may have a leg up on the other Redmi phones in that aspect as well.

The battery life may be similar to or better than the Redmi Note 4, which already had an extremely good battery life.

Release Date and Price

Redmi Note 5 may hit the market tomorrow in India and in a few weeks for Pakistan. It may cost around Rs. 21,000 for the base model going by Redmi Note 4’s price.

Stay tuned for future updates.