Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus revealed in pictures ahead of early December announcement

Xiaomi plans to unveil at least two new Android smartphones in early December if we are to believe the latest reports on the matter. A few days ago, one of the devices expected to be announced on December 7 was confirmed by major carrier China Telecom, the Redmi 5.

Today, we have more information about a slightly improved version of the Redmi 5, which will be made available in Europe starting January 2018. Apparently, the smartphone will be launched on the market as Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, even though it's been previously leaked as Redmi Note 5.

Since the Redmi 5 Plus has been recently certified by TENAA, the Chinese regulatory commission, we now know it's real and that it will soon go official. Along with some of the phone's picture, a couple of details about its specs popped up too.

So, unlike the standard Redmi 5 that sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display, the Plus model comes with a slightly larger 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) screen. Hardware-wise, the phablet packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB expandable storage.

When it comes to photography features, the Redmi 5 Plus seems rather average, as the phone offers a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

A fingerprint sensor is visible on the back side of the phone, while under the hood there's a massive 4,000 mAh battery. The Redmi 5 Plus will run Android Nougat right out of the box and it will be available in black and silver.

Related phones

Redmi 5
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
Redmi Note 5
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

redmi note 5 plz

2. Pabliell

Posts: 187; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Another generation, still Snapdragon 625. This is boring.

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

what's the problem with 625?.. it's a 150$ phone ,what more do you expect?....and besides that 625 is widely known for it's stellar battery life and provides more than enough performance for price point also the chipset is highly optimised by vendors and has no heating issues or anything like that

3. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

This is a very good strategy, to launch a Plus version for normal Redmi. There will still be the Redmi Note series, don't worry guys.

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