Redmi Note 5 India launch date is pretty much confirmed to be February 14. Although it was initially speculated that Xiaomi will bring the Redmi 5 at its forthcoming event in the country, new information has revealed instead of the entry-level Redmi handset, the Chinese giant will launch the Redmi Note 5. The Redmi Note 5 model has so far been spotted in some early leaks and recently received 3C certification in China. It will be the successor of the Redmi Note 4 that is claimed to be the "top selling smartphone" in the Indian market in 2017.
Furthermore, the meta description of the event page reads, "Presenting the all rounder #GiveMe5." Recalling the Redmi Note 4 launch that was happened in India in January last year under the presence of Indian cricket all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, the word "all rounder" within the meta description indeed suggests the Redmi Note 4 successor.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specifications
If we believe some ongoing rumours, Redmi Note 5 will come with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS LCD panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with 3GB/ 4GB RAM and 32/ 64GB storage options. Further, the smartphone is rumoured to run MIUI 9 with Android 8.0 Oreo.
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 show a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.
Price and availability details of the Redmi Note 5 are likely to be announced by Xiaomi at its February 14 event. Nevertheless, the smartphone is already claimed to be available at a starting price of CNY 1,499 (approximately Rs. 15,400).