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New Leaked Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Render Shows Slightly Different Rear Design

by Habeeb Onawole 7

It was reported that Xiaomi cancelled the Redmi Note 5 in favor of the Redmi 5 Plus. Although there has been no official confirmation about that happening neither has there been one saying it is still in the works. Notwithstanding, news about the phone has continued to surface.

Redmi Note 5 render

A new leaked render of the Redmi Note 5 has been seen online. While it does share some similarities to the last one, it is also slightly different.

The Redmi Note 5 is shown in the image above with very thin bezels. Much more smaller than what you have on the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. The bottom bezel is even thinner than that of the Mi MIX 2, which means the front camera and sensors sit at the top with the speaker.

If the Redmi Note 5 were to launch with this design, it will be a contender for the mid-range phone with the highest screen-to-body ratio.

On the rear, things are a bit more familiar. The design is still Redmi-like with silver antenna lines, curved sides, and the Mi logo. Where it does differ from the last leak is in the camera design.

There are still two sensors but both share the same housing. There is also no LED flash separating the sensors and the fingerprint scanner. Although the image doesn’t show the LED flash, it is definitely flanking the sensors on the right.

There is no confirmation that the Redmi Note 5 will be released. So far, everything we have seen has been just been unconfirmed leaks and rumors and the above is not an exception.

The phone is said to feature the same 5.99” FHD+ display as the Redmi 5 Plus and comes with a mysterious Snapdragon 632 processor.

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Outside of the Redmi Note 5 rumor, there has been no mention of the Snapdragon 632 SoC. The Snapdragon 630 has not seen much adoption and there are still no phones powered by the Snapdragon 636. So it makes no sense that Qualcomm will want to release another chipset that falls between the 630 and 636.


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  • Wyley Coyote

    these fan made renders are getting ridiculous now, as if Xiaomi would make a redmi device with a screen ratio like that & the back is just a Note 4X with a duel camera unit photoshopped on it

    • Shaikan

      so true 🙁

    • Flipp0

      Agree. Completely unrealistic render. Will Note 5 have slimmer bezels than the flagship Mix 2? Of course not. This is just a click-bait. Stop posting news like this.

      • Lucien


        I am about to order the Mi Note 3 on Ibuygou website. They
        are currently selling (shipping excluded) the 128GB variant at 276€ and
        the 64GB variant at 268€. I really don’t need 128GB storage but
        considering the price difference I am thinking getting the higher
        capacity one. Honestly, if the 64GB variant was sold around 250€ I would
        have ordered it without any hesitation. What would you do if you were me? I have read
        that higher capacity storage has an impact on battery consumption. Is
        it really the case?

        Thanks in advance for your help!


        • Ritchie

          It’s just $10 more. Get the higher version. Better resale value anyways.

          • Lucien

            Thanks Ritchie, it seems that the Mi Note 3 is a great phone according to some reviews I have seen on Youtube. Its SOC is not the fastest but compared to SD835 the difference is not noticeable when using the phone. Its lower GPU (which can handle most of the 3D games easily) compared to the SD835’s GPU is a great advantage for battery consumption. In fact, I am not really a gamer and I prefer the Mi Note 3 screen size. Like you said, if I decide to sell the phone the storage will be an added value.

          • Ritchie

            Yes, the Mi Note 3 is the best device you can get under $350 now, no doubt. Capable performance and great cameras (check out DxOMark’s piece on it)! Do note that it doesn’t have a headphone jack, though.