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No Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 Plus Takes It Place

by Habeeb Onawole 21

In 2014, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note – a bigger and more powerful version of the original Redmi released in 2013. In the following years, each Redmi version has always launched with a “Note” variant.  However, that will not be the case for the Redmi 5.

Redmi 5 Plus
Redmi 5 Plus will replace Redmi Note 5

According to a super moderator (mitch002) on the MIUI Forum, Xiaomi will not be releasing a Redmi Note 5. Instead the Redmi Note 4’s successor will be the full-screen Redmi 5 Plus which already launched earlier this month.

Fans have been looking forward to a Redmi Note 5 which is expected to come with the same 5.99-inch FHD+ display as the Redmi 5 Plus but a Snapdragon 660 or at least Snapdragon 630 chipset.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Excerpt of Mitch002’s Post on the MIUI Forum

Unfortunately, they will be disappointed to learn that it is the Redmi 5 Plus with the same Snapdragon 625 processor as the Redmi Note 4 (Redmi Note 4X).

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There have been complaints over Xiaomi’s continuous use of the Snapdragon 625 processor for its mid-range phones. It didn’t make use of the Snapdragon 652 and 653 chips, it also seems to not find the Snapdragon 626 interesting. Now it appears the Snapdragon 630 and 636 will not power any of the 5th generation Redmi phones too.

Xiaomi has not released an official statement yet on the matter, so this may turn out to be false after all.

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  • Zero

    Ok Xiaomi. No Redmi Note 5? No Money for you then.

    • princetom

      Yea… We will look elsewhere as Xiaomi decides to be dumb and fuck themselves with snapdragon 625.

      • It’s like you read my mind

  • Achilles

    Something seems really wrong lately with Xiaomi..
    There is not only India in the world map and definitely not only 625.
    They need to think twice about it since there are people out there middle-income
    that don’t want to spend a fortune for a flagship but at the same time don’t think that 625 phone is good enough and are willing to spend 50/60usd more for a better soc/cam setup.

    I miss the old days with the combination of Qualcomm/Mediatek..

    • I’d love to see a helio X30 variant coming together with a snapdragon 660 version… But knowing Xiaomi these days, this might all be a pipe dream! For the record, I’d pick the X30 variant

  • Modest Mind

    Fake news! Of course Redmi Note 5 will come. Why would Xiaomi phase out its bred and butter (Redmi Note Series)?

    • Barry Scott

      Look at Xiaomi’s current line up, where exactly do you think a redmi note 5 would fit in? bear in mind they have the redmi 5 plus, Mi A1, Mi Note 3, so i dont know where the redmi note 5 would fit in? i can see a 5 plus pro, but not a note 5

      • Modest Mind

        I see it in the 5.5″ class with SD 635 or SD 660…

        • Barry Scott

          Duel Cameras? Ram/Rom? USB C?

          • Modest Mind

            No Cameras (that is Mi Note 3), 4GB/64GB, Yes…

          • Barry Scott

            i just cant see them making it, the Mi A1 is a big seller + its a deal with google so they wont want to ruin that, they wont make a Redmi device that competes with a Mi Note device so they wont want to ruin that one either, i realistically cant see where they would go with it

      • Albino

        Seems like the redmi X line replaces the Redmi note line.

  • Jh1

    Still not buying it. I expect to see the redmi note 5 in the next 2 months.

    • My take too, if we don’t get a Redmi note 5, then it might be time to look elsewhere, am yet to find a worthy successor to my redmi note 3 pro. Xiaomi better give me a NOTEworthy( pun intended) successor.

  • I sincerely hope Xiaomi gives us a redmi note 5. The timing is perfect! By this I mean, take all that was good from the redmi pro series: dual cameras, shinier finish, USB-C, more RAM/ROM, a (6GB/128GB variant would awesome, a dream come true) , more powerful Chip( drop the 625! Please! Like seriously drop it now! 636 would be great but 660 would be magic!!) and marry all this with the beloved redmi note 4/4X and it would blow everything else away. Just to make a difference from the redmi pro, just add 1″ to the screen. Who wouldn’t want to own one??
    But if they don’t do this, I fear they’ll launch the redmi 5+ internationally, most likely starting with India and market it as the redmi note 5. This would make sense but really annoy some like me. Please Xiaomi, don’t waste this opportunity!

    • Barry Scott

      Duel cameras, USB C, 6GB/128GB, SD660? So basically what you just described is the Mi Note 3, you can buy that today, problem solved

      • Have you seen how much the Mi Note 3 costs? It’s still not within my reach.. and the 16:9. No, redmi note 5 it is

        • Barry Scott

          well dont expect those kind of specs from the note 5, if the note 5 even exists , i dont think it will be much of an improvement over the 5 plus

          • Point noted, I’ll tone down my expectations. But am still hopeful though.

          • Barry Scott

            yeah i mean if those specs are on the Mi Note 3 at the price it is, its not realistic to expect those on a redmi device for half the price

  • Anderson

    I was really waiting for the Redmi Note 5