Even after almost a year later, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 remains one of the most popular smartphones. As we have stepped in 2018, fans are now eagerly waiting for the Redmi Note 5.
However, an MIUI forum super moderator had recently claimed that Xiaomi has decided to discontinue the Mi Note series and the Redmi 5 Plus can be considered as the successor of Redmi Note 4. Now, we have come across a new report by the publication mydrivers.com which suggests otherwise. According to the report, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will definitely launch the Redmi Note 5 this year.
The report further claims that Xiaomi is currently testing the Redmi Note 5 and it will be available for purchase sometime in the Q2 2018. Well, the company doesn't mind delaying the launch since it is waiting for Qualcomm to release the Snapdragon 632 SoC. This octa-core processor is a slightly downgraded version of the Snapdragon 636 chipset that was launched in October 2016.
The Snapdragon 632 SoC is said to come with a lower clock frequency and a lower-clocked GPU. On the flip side, the processor is to retain the Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP, which offers better optimization for dual-camera setups as compared to the Snapdragon 625.
As far the rest of the specs are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is said to sport a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Just like the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, the smartphone will feature minimal bezels around the display. The Redmi Note 5 is also likely to feature a higher screen-to-body ratio than the Redmi 5 Plus.
In the memory department, the smartphone will arrive with 4GB of RAM. While there is no confirmation on the storage space, we expect to see 32GB and 64GB options. Talking about the optics, the Redmi Note 4 successor is said to be equipped with a dual rear camera setup comprising of two 12MP sensors.
For the pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is expected to cost higher than its predecessor. Going by the latest rumor, the smartphone will be launched in China at the starting price of 1,599 Yuan (approximately Rs. 15,600).