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.