Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Leaked in a New Render; Official Launch Nearing

So far, Xiaomi has been a different company in 2017. The Chinese brand, which hugely relies on the home market to contribute most of its smartphone shipments has made a U-turn and focusing on a more global approach. Smartphones launches such as the Mi Mix 2, Mi Max 2, and Redmi Note 5A are the clear examples of this approach as they took just one month to land in the Indian market (and in other markets too) since their official unveiling in China.


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Meanwhile, the company is also enjoying success with this strategy. Over the last few years, Xiaomi garnered the popularity with the Redmi Note and regular Redmi lineup of phones. Usually, Xiaomi announces more than five smartphones such as Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4 Prime, Redmi Note 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A, etc. However, this year, we’ve seen just Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime, and the entire world is waiting for the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 smartphones.

In the past, Xiaomi announced a new Redmi Note smartphone between August and September every year. However, we’re now coming close to an end of November 2017, but there’s no update or teasers from the company on a possible launch. Chances are the company may launch the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 at the same time in both India and China.

Even though the launch of the smartphones is delayed, that doesn’t mean that we’re short of rumours. Xiaomi is prepped to launch three smartphones- the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi 5, and the Redmi 5 Plus. The Redmi 5 will be a successor to the Redmi 4 and likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC. The Redmi 5 Plus is expected to come with a Snapdragon 625 SoC, whereas the Redmi Note 5, the direct successor to the Redmi Note 4 will have a Snapdragon 630 SoC inside.


A new render has now appeared online, which allegedly is claimed to be of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. This render is in-line with earlier leaked renders. All the three smartphones mentioned above are said to feature an 18:9 display with slim on top and the bottom. The Redmi Note 5 may feature a 5.9-inch 18:9 display, and the other two likely to have a 5.5-inch 18:9 screens.

As said earlier, the launch date of these smartphones is still unknown, but Xiaomi is working on the three phones as per the various leaks and reports.

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November 19, 2017 11:50 am 11:50 AM

Design doesn’t looks good

Utkarsh Chari
November 19, 2017 9:28 am 9:28 AM

Ya it will be crap if the launches with SD 636 then it on fire cause it has kryo 260 cores not the a72 or a53 cores as mediatek prossor uses the same and SD835 has kryo core 280 which makes more faster and efficient to compete with iphones ,meditek phones

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 18, 2017 7:16 pm 7:16 PM

Snapdragon 630 is crap. If they give the 630 for the note 5, nobody will buy it at all. Lulz.

November 19, 2017 3:25 pm 3:25 PM

What do you guys do care about high-end/better mobile processors?play games?

Girish Gowda
November 19, 2017 9:49 am 9:49 AM

How is it crap?

November 19, 2017 1:26 am 1:26 AM

U need SD 845 for 9999??? Shame….u get what you pay. Buy costly phone if you think “crap”

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 19, 2017 11:05 am 11:05 AM

Snapdragon 636 or 660 is preferred. The snapdragon 650 had 2xa72 cores coupled with 4xa53 cores. The 2xa72 cores are one cluster and the 4xa53 cores are another cluster. The a53 is a really slow core. The 630 has 4xa53 cores at 2.2GHz and 3xa53 at a power frequency. The snapdragon 636 has 4xkryo 260 cores used on the snapdragon 821{821 uses 2xkryo 260 high end cores, preferably A73)
The 636 is like a step down from the 660, but still way powerful than the 630.
630 is a fail m8. An epic fail.

November 19, 2017 2:20 pm 2:20 PM

R u serious..625 is the most popular chip of 2017 (using in my Moto g5 plus) n based on 14 nm fabrication process n 630 is better than that with x12 modem(3ca) n clocks upto 2.2ghz..yes 636 n 660 r a step ahead with a73 core but 630 is way better than 650 based on 28nm fabrication process which heats like hell(ask guys with redmi note 3) n when temp. rises, CPU performance tunes down to prevent damage..so do a research before saying something..

November 19, 2017 9:29 pm 9:29 PM

Moto G5 plus is crap phone!!!!!

November 20, 2017 9:48 am 9:48 AM

Any particular reason?..u seem to b the guy who runs after gimmicky dual-camera phones…

November 21, 2017 4:07 am 4:07 AM

All Motorola G series from 3rd generation costed a bit high in my opinion!!!!!

November 21, 2017 4:06 am 4:06 AM

Waiting for Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 636/660 with price less than 18000!!!!!

November 21, 2017 4:05 am 4:05 AM

Battery is the only reason I would like to mention!!!!! The other reason there are no updates since Lenovo has taken over the Motorola!!!!! The only phone I liked since Lenovo acquired Motorola is Moto Z play!!!!!

November 21, 2017 12:12 pm 12:12 PM
Moto g5 plus costs only 14000 now..yes battery capacity is less but fast charging compensates for that..n in my opinion it’s still the best phone under 20000..I don’t see any other phone which has as good camera as Moto g5 plus(not g5s plus with a gimmicky dual-camera) along with j7 max which has a weak processor.. also they promised Oreo update for it.. for me nougat is more than enough..I wanted a good camera phone with a smooth ui n which can play n capture 4k videos all of which g5 plus can do with super-efficient 625 processor…n yes g6… Read more »
November 20, 2017 9:32 am 9:32 AM

It’s the best phone under 20000..

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 19, 2017 3:32 pm 3:32 PM

Yeah well, 630 is like a step down from 650. It’s still not worth compared to the 650 used in the rn3. Redmi note 4 didn’t have carrier aggregation and I doubt the redmi note 5 will have it too.

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 19, 2017 1:25 pm 1:25 PM

The 630 has 4xa53 cores at a 2.2GHz and 4xa53 cores at a lower(not power as I wrote in my previous comment) frequency, say 1.5 or 1.8GHz.
Snapdragon 820/821 uses 2 powerful cores (probably A73 cores) at 2.3GHz and 2 efficiency cores(a53 cores) at 1.8 or 1.9GHz.
The ARM Cortex A53 has been used since 2013 now. It’s time to phase it out and start using the ARM Cortex a55 coupled with A75. A75 will be almost close to Apple x performance.
The least we expect is Xiaomi to use the snapdragon 636 in the redmi note 5.

November 19, 2017 3:42 pm 3:42 PM

Bro..u r comparing a mid-tier chip with high end chip(820)..n even the upcoming 845 can’t beat a11 chip.. forget a11 it can’t beat a10 in single-core performance..

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 19, 2017 4:25 pm 4:25 PM

Bruh. Snapdragon 660 has 820 level performance. 660 is 8 cores and 820 is 2 cores. 636 is an underclocked 660. 636 is enough for the redmi note 5. 630 isn’t. That’s all you need to know. 630 should be used in the redmi 5 instead of the note 5

November 20, 2017 1:20 am 1:20 AM

U really r naive bro…even Moto x costing 20000 has 630..636 is a new chip n will have supply issues.. don’t forget 636 n 660 r pin- compatible with 630..comparing a75 with a11 bionic chip on iPhone x shows ur knowledge.. one more thing..64×64 MIMO is tested but isn’t deployed commercially anywhere…only 8×8 MIMO is deployed till now..Sprint in US n Chinese operators n others will deploy 64×64 mimo next year only.. forget Jio deploying it..

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 20, 2017 5:02 am 5:02 AM
The 636 will definitely have supply issues. The 625 had a lot of supply issues. But if Xiaomi pays some amount to Qualcomm, they’ll speed up the process. I’m sure Xiaomi did the same for the 625. I know the 650 is a 28nm chip, but it has dual A72 cores. The 625 had neither. The 636 has neither. The 625 was the only 14nm chip in the 600 series when it launched. Come to this year, and you can see a bunch of new chips in the 600 series that has been launched with 14nm process. 626, 630, 660,… Read more »
November 20, 2017 11:26 am 11:26 AM

Lol….i know all this bro…u expect operators to deploy mimo in rural areas where there is no business case…fiber backhaul is already there in cities… come out of ur theoretical world n think practical…an advice from a telecom engineer..

Kiran Fernandes | Mumbai
November 20, 2017 2:07 pm 2:07 PM
I don’t know about you, but more people in the rural areas depend on 4g because broadband connectivity in the villages is low. Most of them have just BSNL broadband. When they get a Jio connection, they’re impressed with the speed, and they’ll use it more. Think out of the box m8. In the cities, almost everyone has a fiber connection because it’d easy to send fiber in the cities because of the short distance. So because there’s poor broadband connectivity in the villages, people will be using more data on Jio 4g, so technically, 4×4 MIMO on the 850MHz… Read more »
November 21, 2017 12:31 pm 12:31 PM

I didn’t tell that people in rural people don’t use internet..I come from a remote village..but consider the population density..in jio I get 50 Mbps at my native n 5 Mbps in Bangalore…that’s the difference… don’t mix CA with MIMO… CA is more than enough for rural areas…deploying MIMO is complicated n expensive…u won’t understand until you r in telecom..

Kirti Khurana
November 18, 2017 8:51 pm 8:51 PM

LOL! kuch bhi?