Xioami might be readying the next generation of Redmi range of smartphones for launch, as per the brands naming convention these would be Redmi 5 that will succeed the Redmi 4. And today, according to a poster on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo we might have details of the device hardware. The information shows not only the specifications of the Redmi 5 but also detailed imagery of what the device might look like.
According to the leaked information, the device will most likely be powered Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 and 630 SoC coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal memory which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 128GB). The smartphone will feature a 5.0-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) display. On the optics front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel sensor at the back with a LED flash, selfie duties are handled by a 5-megapixel sensor up front. The only downgrade of the entire package is the 3680mAh battery down from the 4100mAh unit present in the Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 will be running on Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.0 which is based on Android v.7.1.1, Nougat.
On the connectivity front, the Redmi 5 is a dual-SIM device with support for 4G-LTE, 3G, has Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The battery is complaint with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard for faster top up times. The fingerprint scanner is at the back of the handset below the camera setup.
The leaked images also carry some pricing details with the base Redmi 5 equipped with the Snapdragon 625 coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory being priced at ¥859 (~$125) bump that up to 3GB of RAM 32GB of storage and the price reaches ¥1,039 (~$150). The higher end models with the Snapdragon 630 at their heart will start for ¥1,099 (~$162) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB memory variant. The cream of the crop with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage will set you back by ¥1,299 (~$190). We shall know whether any of this is true or not in the coming days if not weeks.
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