The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 India launch is scheduled for February 14, an event that will see the entry of the successor of the hit Redmi Note 4. While the Chinese brand hasn't mentioned which device it will launch, the name "redminote5" has been spotted in the code of the Mi.com website, so the handset's arrival is pretty much confirmed. While the launch is still a couple of days away, a lot about the Redmi Note 5 has already been leaked online, giving us a pretty clear picture of what we can expect from the handset. Take a look...
Redmi Note 5 India launch date and time
The Redmi Note 5 India launch's media invite says that the event will start at 11:30am on February 14, while a tweet by Flipkart asks users to tune in at 12pm. We can expect the event to start around 12pm, with a live stream on the official website showing the event in real-time.
Redmi Note 5 specifications
The Redmi Note 5 specifications leaked so far suggest the device will be a significant upgrade over its predecessor. With the new 18:9 aspect ratio and bezel-less design, the new model will likely feature a larger display panel in a body that is roughly the same as that of last year's model. We can expect a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixel) display, Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9 build, and Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood. The handset is expected to come in two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
The Redmi Note 5 is also reported to come with a dual camera setup, featuring a 16-megapixel primary camera sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor. Additionally, it could sport an 8-megapixel front camera sensor with 1080p video recording. The smartphone is also rumoured to include a 4100mAh battery. Lastly, some early renders showed a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.
Redmi Note 5 price in India, availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India will be officially announced at the launch event, but a leak has pegged the starting price at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,400). As for the availability, we can expect the handset to become available for purchase next week via the flash sale model from both Mi.com and Flipkart. It may hit offline stores too at a later stage.