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First rumors of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 surface

The Redmi Note 4 is known for its impressive battery performance [Source - MI]
The Redmi Note 4 is known for its impressive battery performance [Source - MI]
We may be getting introduced to the Redmi Note 5 soon. 5.5" FHD display, 3790mAh battery, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, Quick Charge 3.0.

Few would dispute Xiaomi's claim to the throne of the budget market. Their Redmi product line has achieved critical acclaim, with devices like the Redmi Note 3 setting sales records within its market space. The Redmi Note 4 was released at the tail end of last year, and fans are already on the lookout for the next device in that line, the Redmi Note 5. A leak earlier in the day has given fans of the OEM something to look forward to.

The Redmi Note 4 was something of a battery monster, with its 4100mAh battery delivering over 12 hours of Screen-On Time. Going by the details on this leak, though, it would seem that Xiaomi are set to sacrifice a bit of battery performance for a sleeker build factor, with the battery on the Note 5 said to be 3790mAh. That's just a 8% decrease in battery but it's still a change fans are unlikely to take kindly to.

It will, like previous entries, sport a 5.5" FHD display. It's also said to feature Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility, over a USB Type-C port.

Performance-wise, a Snapdragon 630 or 660 is expected. The latter would represent a huge jump in performance from the Note 4 but isn't viable considering the price tag the device is said to come with. Fans would much prefer a Snapdragon 660 but the Snapdragon 630 is the logical option—it's pretty much an overclocked SD 625 anyways.

The Note 5 is expected to come in three models.

  • 3/32GB ($175)
  • 4/32GB ($205)
  • 4/64GB ($220)

You'd do well to take all of this with a pinch of salt; it's still early days yet.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-07- 4 (Update: 2017-07- 4)