As we all know, the Redmi 5 on its way to becoming official in the coming days and further leaks have now sprouted online, indicating the specifications and pricing of Xiaomi’s latest Redmi offering. The information comes about thanks to a leaked ad doing the rounds.
The design of the phone shown in the leaked advert indicates that the phone’s fingerprint scanner will be positioned at the back of the phone. The phone will also feature capacitive buttons below the display, which will be the menu button, the home button and the return keys respectively and sticks to the original format and layout as seen in the Redmi 4.
They show almost everything that we need to know about the new Redmi 5. The leaks, which leaked through the popular Chinese social media website Weibo, shows that the phone will come with the Snapdragon 625 which will be a 2GHz CPU and 3GB of RAM. There is also supposedly a variant with the Snapdragon 630 with 4GB of RAM and a faster 2.2GHz clocked CPU. The 3GB model will get storage options either in 16GB and 32GB while the 4GB option will come in 64GB internal storage.
Both options of the Redmi 5 come with dual SIM options and expandable storage via microSD card. On the display front, the device will feature a 5-inch 1920x1080p IPS LCD display. At the rear will be a 16MP primary camera and on the front, will be a 5MP module. Perhaps the only concerning, but not major issue with the phone is that it will feature a smaller 3,680mAh battery than its predecessor, the Redmi 4, which featured a 4,100mAh unit. This time around, the phone will feature Quick Charge 3.0 to even the odds. The Redmi 5 will run MIUI 9.0 atop Android Nougat 7.1.1.
In terms of pricing, the base model of the Redmi 5 is said to be as cheap as $162 while the higher end 4GB model will cost $191. The phone looks very similar to the Redmi 4, showing that Xiaomi did little to change the design of the phone after having gone through so many iterations of the model since its inception. The Redmi series of smartphones by the company has seen ample support from Asian markets, especially in India and our best guess is that the Xiaomi will be releasing the phone in the sub-continent very soon.