Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 With Snapdragon 630 SoC, Dual Rear Cameras Expected to Launch in January 2018

Xiaomi’s successor to popular Redmi Note 4, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is highly anticipated smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker. Though no official confirmation has been received for the Redmi Note 5, rumours have offered plenty of new details for the upcoming device.

Redmi Note 5

A leaked live image on Weibo, claimed to be of Redmi Note 5 shows an all screen display along with some specs listed in the Chinese language. Xiaomi seems to have moved from the to a taller 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio for its Redmi Note 5 as opposed to 5.5-inch display found on Redmi Note 4 and Note 3. This finally brings the trendy bezel-less tall display design to the Redmi series. However, the device retains the same FHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixel screen resolution as its predecessor.

Some of the other specs confirmed by the leaked image reveal the Redmi Note 5 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, which will become standard among mid-range devices next year. The image showed the device with 64GB onboard storage. The Redmi Note 5 is likely to launch with two RAM and storage configurations, a 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. Xiaomi may not launch the 2GB RAM variant of Redmi Note 5.

As for optics, there is a 12MP camera sensor in the rear. With most smartphones now coming with dual cameras, it is likely the Redmi Note 5 may bring in dual camera configuration with two 12MP sensors. There is a 5MP selfie shooter as per rumours, though once again we can expect dual sensors up front.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Redmi Note 5 also expected to sport a beefy 4000mAh non-removable battery. Much like the recently launched Redmi 5A, the smartphone is expected to come with even a greater standby time. The device is also expected to support dual-SIM in hybrid SIM tray that will double as microSD card expansion.

Even though the leaked image showed the device running Android 7.1.2 Nougat, it is now likely the Note 5 will launch with latest MIUI 9 atop the Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

It is still not clear when the Redmi Note 5 will be announced. Based on the release of Redmi Note 4 which was unveiled in January 2017, we should expect Note 5’s announcement before the end of this year or early in January 2018. And the device will compete with the likes of Honor 7X and Moto G6 Plus smartphones.

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7 Comments on "Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 With Snapdragon 630 SoC, Dual Rear Cameras Expected to Launch in January 2018"

 

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Rajnish | Agra
December 15, 2017 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

Snapdragon 636 hoga most probably.

Rajnish | Agra
December 15, 2017 8:19 pm 8:19 PM

Snapdragon 630 supports 1920×1200 16:9
Snapdragon 636 supports FHD+ i.e. 18:9

Aise kaise? O_o

Arena
December 15, 2017 10:45 am 10:45 AM

625 on previous RN4, and R5plus….this 630 make no sense….just a raise in clock speed. This will not be the deciding factor for anyon to buy new Randi nude5. 636 and pro variant with 660. Prices can be (12999-22999) xiaomi has many phones brands to compete now. Nokia 6(2018), moto G6+ and many more to compete with. And remember they have to sell these till Feb 2019. So logically if xiaomi want to sell more, Then there won’t no SD630….only SD636, SD660 will be coming.

Nikhil
December 15, 2017 8:47 pm 8:47 PM

If Redmi 5 Plus has 625 and if it launches in India along with Note 5,who will buy Note 5 with 630? I think Nokia6(2018) and Moto G6 plus (with 660) will outsell Redmi Note 5(with 630). Otherwise Mi A1/Honor 7X will have better sales!!!!! Honor 7X is still selling like hotcakes!!!!!I am more interested in Redmi 5(with 450).

Akash Rajan
December 15, 2017 4:28 pm 4:28 PM

Everyone said the same before Redmi note 4 launch that SD625 is downgrade to SD650 in Redmi note 3. But what happened? Redmi note 4 broke all sales records. Same will happen in Redmi note 5 sales.

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
December 15, 2017 1:22 pm 1:22 PM

630 is nope for me. That’s it Xiaomi. They F’d up by adding the 630.

Pritam
December 15, 2017 11:14 pm 11:14 PM

I won’t be shocked even if they went and added 625 again 😛

Personally, I’m very happy with it on my Max 2 which I think one of the underrated phones in a long time,.

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