Xiaomi's next-generation Redmi series smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 5, the successor to last year's Redmi 4, seems to be arriving sooner than we imagined. Official images of the device have already leaked on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo, suggesting an imminent release. Fortunately, the leaked photos surfaced along with its full specifications and pricing information.
The unannounced handset is said to come with a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner sitting directly below the primary camera. Display wise, it is said to come with a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Under the hood, the device is expected to offer two processor + RAM options: one with a Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2.0GHz and 3GB of RAM and one with a higher-end 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the 3GB RAM variant packs either 16GB ROM or 32GB ROM whereas the 4GB RAM model settles with 64GB ROM. Both versions ship with Adreno 508 GPU on board and support expandable memory up to 128GB via microSD card. It will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9.0 out-of-the-box and come with dual SIM support.
On the camera department, the Redmi 5 is said to feature a 16-megapixel rear snapper with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. It will pack a smaller 3680mAh battery compared to the Redmi 4's 4100mAh cell but will have QuickCharge 3.0 fast-charging technology. As for the pricing, the 3GB RAM/16GB ROM storage model costs CNY 859 while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version carries the price tag of CNY 1,039 (around PHP 7,800), while the beefed-up variant with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM storage will be available for purchase for CNY 1,099 (around PHP 8,300).
- Images from weibo.com