Xiaomi is all geared up to launch its budget smartphones under the upcoming ‘5’ series which comes in as the successor of its popular 4 series. After the leaks of alleged Redmi Note 5 it’s now the Redmi 5 that is making it to the rumour mill. The specification details of the smartphone have surfaced online revealing some key aspects and also giving a glimpse at what Xiaomi has in store for us.
The specifications details and images have been posted on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The recent leak which appears to be the presentation images of the alleged Redmi 5 lists all the important specifications. The smartphone is tipped to sport a 5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display which is an upgrade to that of Redmi 4. The leaked images further indicates that the smartphone will come in two different variants powered by different processors which include Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 630 which has recently been launched by Qualcomm.
Further the Redmi 5 is said to come with 3 GB/4 GB RAM options along with 16 GB/32 GB/ 64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The leaks also indicate that the smartphone will be running on Android Nougat based on the upcoming MIUI 9 which is yet to be officially announced by the company.
In the imaging department, the smartphone is speculated to hold a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. On the front side, the smartphone will pack a 5 MP camera for selfies. The Redmi 5 is expected to pack in a 3,680 mAh battery which is lower than the 4,100 mAh battery of its predecessor. However, the smartphone will most probably come with Quick charge 3.0 and the efficient power management by Snapdragon 625/630 will make up for the reduction in battery capacity. The smartphone is also said to come with the improved connectivity options including the X12 LTE modem and fingerprint scanner is place on the rear panel below the camera.
Along with the specification details the slides also show the pricing of the different variants. The Snapdragon 625 SoC variant with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage as per the leak will be priced at CNY 859 (Rs. 8,000 approx), where as the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage will come with a price tag of CNY 1,039 (Rs. 10,000 approx). Coming towards the Snapdragon 630 variant, it will cost CNY 1,099 (Rs. 10,500 approx) for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant, CNY 1,199 (Rs. 11,500 approx) for the 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant and finally CNY 1,299 (Rs. 12,500 approx) for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant.