All but official: Xiaomi shows the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in rad new renders

After multiple leaks and reports, there's little that's not fully known about Chinese superstar Xiaomi's next pair of devices. As it's often the recurring leitmotif with the company's phones, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus will be ultra-affordable mid-range devices that will not be available in the US. While the official announcement of the two phones is scheduled for December 7, Xiaomi is not that secretive and is already showing them left and right. 

Now there's even a bunch of official renders that give an official sneak peek at the upcoming Redmi 5 and 5 Plus, which would seemingly try to capitalize on the bezel-less fad. Employing elongated 2:1 displays, the devices won't have any capacitive hardware buttons at the front, which would be a first for Xiaomi, and will try to squeeze out as much bezel as possible. Granted, we don't expect anything remarkable in the screen-to-body ratio department, but it's nice to see that Xiaomi Mi Mix/Mi Mix 2 trickle down to the lower segments in the company's lineup.

As far as specs go, the Redmi 5 will likely boast a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels, while the Redmi 5 Plus will have a 5.99 display. The Redmi 5 is likely being powered by the a Snapdragon 450 chipset, whereas the larger phone likely gets the job done thanks to an efficient Snapdragon 625 chip. 

Full specs and pricing details will be revealed at the official December 7 announcement.

source: @donovansung via TheVerge

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



1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Ok. Is it just me, or is manufacturer using almost the same design on their smartphones?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What can you do with a display that's taking majority of the front and the resolution is the new trend. I would have liked it if there were capacitive navigation buttons down below...i see enough space.

4. Chaise unregistered

Because they're followers and the leaders haven't innovated in a while.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

It's the standard form. Design is on material, color, or the small accent. Because triangle phone is not practical.

6. Rishi17

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

At dirt cheap prices, what else did you expected?

3. auriogt

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I want one of these chineses.

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

When are they going to launch Redmi note 5??

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