Xiaomi’s Product Marketing Director Zang Zhiyuan had recently confirmed that the company would be launching the Redmi Note 5 in China in March. However, he had not confirmed on the exact unveiled date for the smartphone. Today, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Redmi Note 5 will be unveiled in China on March 16.
The Redmi Note 5 for China has already received certification from TENAA authority. The images that have appeared on TENAA as well as the image present in the launch invite suggests that the Redmi Note 5 Pro would be arriving in China as Redmi Note 5.
China received the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in December 2017. However, the company did not launch Redmi Note 5 in China last year. In February, the Chinese manufacturer unveiled the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones. The Note 5 had arrived as a rehashed version of the Redmi 5 Plus whereas the Redmi Note 5 Pro came with advanced specs like Snapdragon 636 chipset, 6 GB RAM and dual rear cameras.
The TENAA listing reveals that the Redmi Note 5 that has 5.99-inch FHD+ display and it is powered by 2.2 GHz octa-core processor (most probably the Snapdragon 636). The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. There could be another variant featuring 6 GB of RAM. It has a native storage of 64 GB.
It also shows that it could be the first phone from the company to come loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo. Rumors have it that the Redmi Note 5’s camera configuration will be different from that of Note 5 Pro that was launched in India.
The Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro has 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup and 20-megapixel front camera enabled with Selfie flash. However, the TENAA listing of the phone claims that the handset will be coming with three cameras. It seems to feature a selfie camera of 13-megapixel and it can be assumed that it may feature 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel or 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras. Lastly, it includes a 3,900mAh battery.