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Xiaomi Redmi 5 price and specs details leak: 1080p display and 16 MP camera on a budget?

Press images of what is said to be the Xiaomi Redmi 5 have been posted on social site Weibo, revealing some key details about the phone.

Published onJuly 14, 2017

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 might have only been released in India recently, but its successor may already have leaked online. In press images posted on social site Weibo (via FoneArena), many aspects of the Redmi 5 were potentially revealed, including price details.

Like the Redmi 4, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to come in two variants — one sporting a Snapdragon 625 chip (with Adreno 506 GPU) and one with a Snapdragon 630 processor (with Adreno 508 GPU) — and in a number of memory configurations.

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The device is tipped to sport a 5-inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) curved glass display and would run MIUI 9, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, out of the box. On the rear is said to be a 16 MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus, while the front camera is believed to come in at 5 MP.

As for the Redmi 5 battery, the current rumors suggest it will have a 3,680 mAh capacity, while the handset would also come with a fingerprint scanner and microSD card slot for up to an additional 128 GB of storage.

Meanwhile, these are the suspected prices and memory configurations:

  • Snapdragon 625 version
    • 3 GB RAM + 16 GB storage version start at 859 yuan (~$125 / Rs. 8160)
    • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage version of it is said to cost 1039 yuan (~$155 / Rs. 9875)
  • Snapdragon 630 version
    • 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, 1099 yuan (~$160 / Rs. 10,445)
    • 4 GB RAM + 32 GB storage 1199 yuan (~$175 / Rs. 11,395)
    • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage 1299 yuan (~$190 / Rs. 12,345)

Finally, the Redmi 5 is anticipated to arrive in Q3 2017 or early Q4, putting a release somewhere between now and October (ish).

If these leaks are accurate, this could be good news for fans of the Redmi series — this would be the first 1080p display for the phones, bringing them up to the display definition still seen on many flagships. Check out our Redmi 4 review from last week if you want to learn more about what these handsets have to offer.

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