Redmi Note 5 India Launch Expected on February 14

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Redmi Note 5 India Launch Expected on February 14

Redmi Note 5 will be promoted as an all-rounder smartphone, just like its predecessor was

Highlights

  • Xiaomi's Mi.com includes code mentioning Redmi Note 5
  • It was initially speculated that the Redmi 5 will be launched next week
  • The company is hosting an event in India on February 14

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.

The evidence of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 launch can be found from an event page on the Mi.com site, as first spotted by Techook. A JavaScript code managing the countdown timer on the official site points to a subdirectory titled 'redminote5'. The report carries a screenshot of the handset's teaser with just the number '5', which had been removed from the directory at the time of filing this story. However, we were able to verify the presence of the subdirectory with the JavaScript code.xiaomi redmi note 5 launch evidence 072618 142618 9397 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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).

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Display

5.99-inch

Processor

2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080x2160 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh
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