Xiaomi is all set to launch the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones at a launch event on December 7. While we already know what to expect from the smartphones, new details have now surfaced online.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5’s manual has been leaked online which reveals that the smartphone will have a hybrid Dual-SIM configuration. Thus, users will be able to either use dual SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card. However, there is a disclaimer that only one SIM card can use 4G network.
The leaked manual also reveals that the phone has three circular sensors placed on the top bezel. This could mean that the device will have a soft front-facing selfie light, along with a front-facing snapper and a proximity sensor.
Xiaomi has posted an image on microblogging platform Weibo, confirming that the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will come with company’s latest MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. The MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system.
The Redmi 5 will feature a 5.7-inch HD+ display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor — the first chipset in the Snapdragon 400 series that is using a 14mm process technology.
The smartphone is expected to pack 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There will be another variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The device will come with a 12-megapixel camera sensor at the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The Redmi 5 Plus is expected to come with a 5.99-inch screen that will have a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, the same one that is powering the Redmi Note 4 smartphone. The phone will come with a dual camera setup at the back, featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.
According to the previous reports, the Redmi 5 is reportedly going to be priced at 699 Yuan (approximately $106) while the Redmi 5 Plus could be priced at 999 Yuan (approximately $151).