A report by MyDrivers claims that the Redmi Note 5 has now been certified by 3C in China. The report also highlights some of the key specifications of the rumored Redmi Note model as well as claims that the base variant of the new model will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, while its top-end version will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC.
Xiaomi unveiled its much-hyped Redmi 5 smartphone in December last year, but it was made available for purchase only in its home country China and even then, only the 2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage variants were being sold. It has now emerged that the 4GB RAM+32GB storage variant has hit the stores according to MyDrivers.
The newly reported specifications of the Redmi Note 5 are quite in line with the previous reports. The smartphone is claimed to feature 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Snapdragon 630 variant of the Redmi Note 5 will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage, while its Snapdragon 636 version is reported to have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as reported by MyDrivers. The handset is said to have a dual camera setup on the back with a 16 Megapixel primary camera sensor and a 5 Megapixel secondary camera sensor. Further, an 8 Megapixel is rumored to be available on the front
When will Xiaomi launch Redmi Note 5 in India?
The company is yet to announce the release date of the handset in India but it should come to the country sometime next month. Some reports have even suggested that it would be launched in India in mid-February. It is not confirmed yet but if it does as report, the device will have to fight not only with handsets from rival companies but also from its own siblings like the Redmi Note 4, Mi A1, and Mi Max 2.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 4GB RAM variant could be priced between Rs 11,000 and Rs 15,000 in India, which means it could compete with devices falling in the same price bracket, like Huawei Honor 6X (Rs 11, 999 for 3GB RAM+32GB storage, Nokia 5 (Rs 12,899), and Micromax Selfie 2 (Rs 10,850).