Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and press renders leaked ahead of December announcement

The Redmi 5 could be one of Xiaomi's new smartphones that will be revealed in the first half of December. The Chinese company plans to launch more than one devices next month and the Redmi 5 will land at China Telecom on December 10.

Its bigger brother, the Redmi Note 5 might be introduced at the same time, but the information hasn't been confirmed yet. The Redmi series is legendary for its success in China and other Asian countries, which makes the Redmi 5 a very important phone for Xiaomi.

Information about the budget-friendly Xiaomi Redmi 5 has just leaked, along with some press renders of the upcoming smartphone. At first glance, the Redmi 5 is a great smartphone, even for a mid-range device.

For example, Xiaomi Redmi 5 is supposed to be equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The back side of the phone accommodates a 12-megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor, while in the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel camera.

The Redmi 5 won't embrace Type C technology and will come with a microUSB port instead. Under the hood, the smartphone will pack a 3,300 mAh battery. However, Xiaomi did included something that has become a trend in the smartphone industry – an 18:9 format display.

It's also worth mentioning Xiaomi's Redmi 5 will boast a large 5.7-inch display, but resolution remains HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels). Although the smartphone looks like it's made of metal, the Remi 5 actually features a plastic back cover. Finally, the handset will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but we don't rule out an Android Oreo update in the future.

Price-wise, Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be available in China for the incredible equivalent of just $210. Even though the smartphone will be initially introduced in China, you can expect it to be up for purchase in Europe and other Asian countries soon after launch.

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. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Used Redmi 1S in the past ($100), Xiaomi is excellent in this segment. Actually, they are experts in this range.

3. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

No way the above phone is redmi 5 with 5.7" screen... It seems like Redmi Note 5...

4. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Yup, you might be right, but I have another guess. This might be Redmi 5 (screen might be smaller than what they claim) because I think Redmi Note 5 will have even smaller bezels, at least smaller than these.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right, Lastest leak said Redmi Note 5 got slim bezel, dual camera, 5.99inch screen and 4000mAh battery And the phone in article is using HD+ resolution, while Redmi Note series been using FHD resolution for 3year now (IIRC)

2. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

So basically it's the RN4 with more storage, same SoC and a slight increase in RAM.

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

So you are saying the Soc is the same and all the other things are different and the phone is a Note 4 because they have the same soc? What kind of logic is that?

5. Guaire

Posts: 896; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Full specs of it revealed more than a month ago on TENAA. 5.99" 2160*1080 TFT screen. 64GB/32GB storage + microSD 4GB/3GB 4000mAh battery Unspecified 2GHz octacore CPU (probably SD625) 158.5×75.45×8.05(mm) 179.5g 12MP main cam, 5MP selfie cam Judging by the photos, seems like it has 2.5D glass on the front. Top and bottom parts of the back is plastic as usual. And probably back camera has largish pixels for a Redmi. http://shouji.tenaa.com.cn/Mobile/MobileDetail.aspx?code=zDErPbEoeuAAI%2bjbYGGsAPHPXk5oVKfd

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That specs looks more like Redmi Note 5 This Redmi 5 got smaller battery and only HD+ screen resolution

6. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

this is not the redmi note 5.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Of course it's not, who said it's Redmi Note 5? Even the title clearly said "Redmi 5 specs"

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