Ahead of that launching, Xiaomi international spokesperson Donovan Sung has shared four pictures of their tablets on Twitter, providing us a sneak preview. The images reveal the plan of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, which may be viewed to game 18:9 screens, no hardware capacitive buttons, along with a rear fingerprint sensor. To remember, the past week, the Redmi 5 has been reportedly spotted on Chinese telecommunications certification website TENAA, and if that listing is right, we have a reasonable idea of their smartphone’s specifications. Its cost was also leaked in a different report.
Giving everybody a sneak preview!” As we said, the pictures shared by Sung reveal the smartphones from all angles, and also we could observe a taller than normal 18:9 screen, the lack of hardware capacitive buttons for navigation, and the presence of a back fingerprint sensor below the display module.
There appears to be no visible design gap between. Instead, the differences could be expected to lie at the specifications.
Once more, as we mentioned, alongside the launch announcement a week, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been reportedly seen on the site of Chinese telecommunications certificate authority, TENAA. The smartphone is recorded to sport a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) 18:9 screen, and like other bezel-less screen, we can expect a much smaller phone form factor in relation to display size compared to what we view on traditional 16:9 displays.
The TENAA list also reveals what is regarded as the Redmi 5 to operate on a 1.8GHz octa-core SoC, which is supposed to either function as Snapdragon 450 or even Snapdragon 625 – this latter appears less probable, as the Redmi 4 sported a Snapdragon 435 SoC and the company may be expected to follow through with the other Snapdragon 400-Series chip.
The purported Redmi 5 list on TENAA cites three RAM choices – 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB – as well as three storage alternatives – 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB – which is expected to correspond in individual SKUs. Storage is supposedly expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The smartphone is listed with a 3200mAh battery – considerably more compact than the Redmi 4 4100mAh offering. It’s said to sport 12-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera. Dimensions are listed as 151.8×72.8×7.7mm, and a weight of 157 grams. The smartphone is listed to run Android 7.1.2, tipping an MIUI 9 build up. The fingerprint scanner can be seen on the back panel.
The Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand, based on previous leaks, can be expected to sport a Snapdragon 625 or Snapdragon 630 SoC, different RAM and storage versions, and a bigger 4000mAh battery. We do not have long to wait however before the December 7 launching, when Xiaomi is expected to disclose everything about the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.
Slashleaks also corroborates the Redmi 5 listing, with its own fitting leaked renders and specifications. It includes a CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 13,600) cost, and claims the initial sale is going to be on December 10.