March 18, 2018

Redmi Note 5 for China Features Snapdragon 636 SoC, 6 GB RAM

Redmi Note 5 for China Features Snapdragon 636 SoC, 6 GB RAM

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 new teaser released by Jun suggests that Redmi Note 5 Pro will be launching as Redmi Note 5 in China in the coming week. Hence, the Note 5 is expected to borrow all the specs from Note 5 Pro.

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.