Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 tipped to launch with Snapdragon 630 chipset and three storage options

By Karthekayan Iyer | Published on 04 Jul 2017
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, the successor to Redmi Note 4 could arrive in three different storage options and hit retail stores at a starting price of Rs 13,000. The handset is tipped to launch at the end of this month.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 tipped to launch with Snapdragon 630 chipset and three storage options

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, the successor to the Redmi Note 4 is expected to launch later this month. Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 4 in China in August last year, and the launch of its successor this month or early next month seems likely. The specifications of the Redmi Note 5 have surfaced suggesting the handset will be another well-specced mid-range smartphone.

According to Android Headlines, the handset will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display like its predecessor, but with improved colour reproduction, brightness and contrast ratio. The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 platform, an update to the Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 626 platforms found on most mid-range smartphones. It is also tipped to support Qualcomm's X12 LTE chipset and an Adreno 508 GPU. A front fingerprint sensor which will also double up as the home button is also on the cards.

The handset is tipped to arrive in two storage options - 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM variant with an option of either 32GB or 64GB storage. The smartphone is said to sport a 13MP front camera and a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to use a USB Type-C port and support the Bluetooth 5.0 standard. It is also said to house a smaller 3790mAh battery, with support for Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support. The phone will likely run on the unreleased MIUI 9 ROM, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Android Headlines' source familiar with the details reveals that the 3GB RAM variant will be priced around $200 (around Rs 13,000) and become available at the end of this month.

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