March 18, 2018

Xiaomi expected to launch Redmi Note 5 with Snapdragon 660

Xaomi is reportedly gearing up to launch a new Redmi phone in China. This is going to be the Redmi Note 5, and although it is expected to be unveiled first in China in October given the popularity of the Redmi Note 4 in India it is safe to assume that the Redmi 5 will also be arriving here. For now the details of the Redmi Note 5 are scarce, even if there have been some leaks that confirm its existence.

The Redmi Note 5, according to whatever that has leaked so far, looks like a serious upgrade over the Redmi Note 4 that, according to Xiaomi is the best selling phone in India. According to some information, not verified by Xiaomi, leaked on Weibo, the Redmi Note 5 will come with the upgraded core hardware as well as a much improved camera performance.

The details leaked on Weibo show that the Redmi Note 5 may come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Although this processor too has 8-cores similar to what the Snapdragon 625 inside the Redmi Note 4 has, overall it should still amount a major upgrade. Compared to the Snapdragon 625, the Snapdragon 660 should be much faster, at least theoretically.