Xiaomi has recently confirmed that it will be debuting the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in China. Today, Xiaomi CEO Lei June has released a new teaser for the upcoming Redmi Note 5 on his Weibo account. It reveals that the Snapdragon 636 chipset and 6 GB of RAM will be powering the handset.
In February, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 5 was the very same handset that was launched as Redmi 5 Plus in China in December 2017. The Redmi Note 5 Pro that India received was an entirely new handset. It is the first smartphone ever to feature the Snapdragon 636 chipset.
The Redmi Note 5 is pegged to house a 5.99-inch display. It will be supporting Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It will be delivering an aspect ratio of 18:9. It may feature a 20-megapixel front camera that will be accompanied by a selfie flash. It will be equipped with AI Smart Beauty for snapping enhanced selfie shots.
The Note 5 Pro for India has a dual camera setup featuring a 12-megapiel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. It is speculated that the dual cameras on Redmi Note 5 for China will arrive with different configuration than the Indian variant. A 4,000mAh battery coupled with fast charging capabilities may power the handset. It is expected to arrive preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro was released in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options in India. These models are respectively available with Rs. 13,999 (~$215) and Rs. 16,999 (~$260) pricing. In the last week, Xiaomi had confirmed that Redmi Note 5 will be debuting in China on March 16. Since China is the home country of Xiaomi, the Note 5 variants may arrive with a cheaper pricing.