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.
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.