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Note 5, Note 5A, X1, MIUI 9. This has been a good week for Xiaomi fans and it looks to stay that way, with a recent leak of images on Weibo detailing the upcoming Redmi 5.
For those not in the know, Xiaomi's Redmi line usually has two sets of devices; a Redmi "X" and a Redmi Note"X". The Note devices have 5.5" displays, while the standard Redmi ones have compact 5" displays. The regular Redmi devices are also less powerful and cheaper than their Note counterparts.
Images and specification of the Redmi Note 5 and 5A leaked earlier in the week and those of the Redmi 5 surfaced just today. While the devices look nice, we're disappointed as it's starting to look like Xiaomi isn't keen on innovation.
The devices in the Redmi 4 series—apart from the Redmi 4 Prime—carried entry-level Snapdragon 4xx processors but the Redmi 5 is set to come in two variants, with both being powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 625 and 630. We've had the Snapdragon 625 on the Redmi 4 Prime, Note 4, Note 4X, and Mi Max 2, though, so it's getting a bit tiring.
The Redmi 5 will feature a 5" FHD display, a 16MP rear camera, 5MP selfie shooter, and a 3680mAh battery—which is a sizeable downgrade from the 4100mAh one on the Redmi 4. Not very innovative, this one.
It will come in multiple variants;
Fair prices for those features but you could grab a Redmi 4 Prime for $153 without missing out on much.