On Feb. 14, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India. Earlier in this week, Xiaomi’s product marketing director Zang Zhiyuan had confirmed that China would be soon receiving Redmi Note 5. A fresh Weibo post from him confirms that the Note 5 will be released in China in the next month.
Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones with full screen design in China last year. The Redmi 5 Plus was launched in India with Redmi Note 5 moniker. Zihyuan’s Weibo post from last Friday hinted that the Redmi Note 5 arriving in China has stellar camera capabilities. The post had also included an image of Redmi Note 5 that carried a tagline “India’s camera beast.”
This suggests that the company may launch the recently unveiled Note 5 Pro as Redmi Note 5 in China. As of this writing, there is no information available on the exact launch date and pricing of Redmi Note 5 for China.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is packed with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that offers FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The Snapdragon 636 chipset is present under the hood of the phone. It has 64 GB of storage and it comes in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options. It has a LED flash enabled selfie camera of 20-megapixel. It is equipped with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras. It receives power from 4,000mAh battery. The 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants of the phone are respectively priced at Rs. 13,999 (~$215) and Rs. 16,999 (~$260).