Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus launch could be imminent as retail box image leaks

Xiaomi could be prepping to launch the Redmi 5 Plus soon.

    Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 earlier this month. Within a few weeks, it looks like the company is prepping to launch the budget smartphones in the Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 series.

    Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus launch could be imminent as retail box image leaks

    Lately, we have been coming across a lot of details regarding the upcoming Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 smartphones including the possible design and specifications that these phones might feature. Now, an image of what seems to be close up shot of the Redmi 5 Plus box or poster has been spotted on Weibo, claims a GizmoChina report citing the information from a Chinese source MyDrivers. The moniker tips that this device could be an upgraded variant of the entry-level Redmi 5.

    Going by the launch pattern of Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A could be the lower end variant of the Redmi 5 and will be launched in the coming weeks or months along with the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. We have already seen a TENAA listing that reveals the key specs of the alleged Redmi 5A and this tips that the launch of this lineup is not too far away at least in the Chinese market.

    For now, there is no information regarding the specifications of the Redmi 5 Plus. Like its predecessor, this one is believed to arrive with a 5-inch display and feature a similar design as the upcoming smartphones in the lineup.

    Going by the previous reports and leaks, the Redmi Note 5 is believed to feature a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage space. The device will be launched in another variant with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset operating under its hood. Also, the smartphone might arrive with a dual rear camera setup comprising of 16MP and 5MP sensors.

    The other aspects that are speculated about the Redmi Note 5 include a 5.5-inch display, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 4000mAh battery, MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat OS, a USB Type-C port, and a 12MP selfie camera.

    The speculations tip that the Redmi Note 5 could be priced at 999 yuan (approx. Rs. 9,800) and 1,299 (approx. Rs. 12,700) yuan for the 32GB and 64GB storage variants. Eventually, there are guesses that the Redmi 5 Plus might be priced at 899 yuan (approx. Rs. 8,800) and the Redmi 5 at 799 yuan (approx. Rs. 7,800).

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