The Redmi Notes are one of the best selling lines for Xiaomi so there’s some excitement for the 5th installment. Leaked slides show that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will maintain the traditional 5.5” 1080p IPS screen and power-efficient chipset.
It seems that this year it will be a choice between Snapdragon 630 and 660. The latter is a good deal more powerful thanks to its Kryo cores (better GPU too). Still, both are very efficient as they are built on a 14nm process.
The battery is slightly smaller than on the Redmi Note 4 – 3,790mAh, down from 4,100mA. A sacrifice made to get the phone down to 7.5mm thickness. It does it comes with QuickCharge 3.0 (over a USB-C port), at least.
The Redmi Note 5 will sport a 16MP camera on the back with Sony IMX 234 sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 0.3s focus lock (PDAF). There’s a 13MP selfie camera on the front too, according to the slides.
The phone will be available with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Below is a table with the prices for the three models. Once you decide on 4GB RAM, the upgrade from 32GB to 64GB storage is pretty cheap. There’s no indication which chipset powers which model.
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5||CNY||USD (est)||EUR (est)|
|3GB RAM / 32GB storage||1,200||$175||€155|
|4GB RAM / 32GB storage||1,400||$205||€180|
|4GB RAM / 64GB storage||1,500||$220||€195