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Rumor: Xiaomi is dropping the "Note" lineup name

According to a post from super moderator Mitch002 on Xiaomi's MIUI forums, Xiaomi has decided to drop the 'Note' name.

Published onDecember 20, 2017

  • The rumor comes from a super moderator in Xiaomi’s MIUI forums.
  • The Redmi 5 Plus is supposedly the successor to the Redmi Note 4.
  • We’re still waiting to hear official word from Xiaomi regarding the name change.

Even though Xiaomi isn’t quite a household name here in the United States (at least not yet), the company is a gigantic force in the Android world. Xiaomi sells millions of phones a year and runs several successful lines that range from ultra-budget up to flagship. It was one of the companies to jump on the bezel-less bandwagon, with last year’s Mi MIX. One of its most popular phone lineups is the Redmi Note line, but it looks like the company is shuttering it.

According to a post from super moderator Mitch002 on Xiaomi’s MIUI forums, the company has decided to drop the Note name. The post reads in part:

The wait is finally over, Xiaomi has finally decided to release the Redmi Note 5, wait!!! I heard its called the Redmi 5 Plus? No kidding?? There was a name change? Well yes folks, the 2 new Redmi Note sized phones are named Redmi 5 for the 5.7″ and Redmi 5 Plus for the 5.99″. What will happen to the successor of the Redmi 4X which is supposed to be a 5″ Redmi 5? No one knows, but as of the moment, Xiaomi has decided to drop the Note name on their 5.7″ sized budget phones.

This isn’t coming by way of press release or official communication from Xiaomi, so we’re taking it with a grain of salt. But, super moderators are generally in the know when it comes to Xiaomi, so there is probably some truth to the claim.

Those who have been waiting for the successor to the Redmi Note 4 should probably look to the Redmi 5 Plus at this point. The Redmi 5 Plus comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB of storage. It has a 2,160 x 1,080, 18:9 display, 12 MP primary camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available or if Xiaomi makes an official comment.