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Budget-friendly Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 coming to India next week

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launch teaser (Source: @Flipkart)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launch teaser (Source: @Flipkart)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will hit India on February 14, at noon. This handset will launch exclusively on Flipkart just like its predecessor, the best-selling Redmi Note 4.
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Released one year ago exclusively via Flipkart in India, the Redmi Note 4 became a smashing hit in the local market. Now, the time has come for its successor to debut in the same manner: the budget-friendly Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is going to be a Flipkart-exclusive handset as well. The launch has been confirmed for February 14, an noon, although the Redmi Note 5 name is still not mentioned anywhere.

The Twitter message that Flipkart recently posted next to the teaser image we shared here as well reads the following: "Thanks @gauravkapur. Looks like everyone is excited about @XiaomiIndia’s all-rounder that’s a 5/5. Tune in to Flipkart on 14th Feb, 12 noon to find out who it is. #WhoIsTheAllRounder bit.ly/2EM5I2t"

Since we've been hearing a lot about the upcoming mid-ranger by Xiaomi, there is little doubt about the answer to the "Who is the all-rounder?" question included in the message that we quoted above. For now, most of the questions regarding its hardware specs and features remain unanswered, but at least some of these rumors should be close to the real thing: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630/636 processor, 18:9 display, a dual camera setup on the back, and a 4,100 mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 4 arrived in India with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor onboard, starting around the equivalent of US$150 for the model with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. Its excellent value helped Xiaomi sell 250,000 units in just 10 minutes at launch, then reaching the 5,000,000 units milestone before the summer's end, so the Redmi Note 5 has a tough task that lies ahead.

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Flipkart (on Twitter)

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 8 (Update: 2018-02- 8)