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.

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Redmi 5
  • Display 5.7 inches 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Redmi Note 5
  • Display 6.0 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat Xiaomi MI UI


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