The rumor mill is speculating that Xiaomi will be unleashing the Mi 7 flagship at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 event in the next month. The flagship phone is speculated to be available for buying in March. However, latest information claims that the Chinese manufacturer has planned to launch the highly anticipated Redmi Note 5 before the Xiaomi Mi 7. This indicates that the Redmi Note 5 may get unveiled by the end of February.
Xiaomi is already aware of the fact that the Redmi Note 5 will be met with huge demand. Hence, it is reportedly stocking as many units as possible of the upcoming the budget phablet. The Xiaomi MEE7S and MET7S devices that have recently received 3C approval in China are rumored to get official as the two variants of the RedmI Note 5. The reason behind it is that the similar appearing model numbers such as Xiaomi MEE7 and MET7 belong to the two variants of the Redmi 5 Plus.
Redmi Note 5 Specifications and Pricing
The Redmi Note 5 is speculated to feature an integrated metallic chassis with nano-injection molding antenna design. It is rumored to house a 5.99-inch screen that will produce 18:9 aspect ratio. Like the Redmi 5 Plus, it is likely to support FHD+ resolution.
The Redmi Note 5 could be the first Redmi Note series phone to feature dual camera setup that is speculated to include a 16-megapixel primary sensor that will be coupled with a 5-megapixel sensor. For shooting selfies, it will be equipped with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The MIUI 9 flavored Android Nougat OS will be available pre-installed on the Redmi Note 5. The smartphone will also carry support for facial recognition.
The base model of the Redmi Note 5 featuring 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage is rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 630. The higher model that will be driven by Snapdragon 636 chipset is expected to feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Both the variants are rumored to be respectively priced at 1,499 Yuan (~$237) and 1,799 Yuan (~$284).