Xiao­mi Red­mi Note 5 Specs Tipped, May Fea­ture Snap­drag­on 630

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is certainly one of the finest mid-range smartphones you can buy. Now, it seems that the Redmi Note 5 is going to take its place quite soon. Xiaomi Today has just leaked the alleged specifications of the upcoming smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

According to the report, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 would pack the Snapdragon 630 SoC and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Let’s find out what the successor of the Redmi Note 4 has to offer over its precursor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs

The next generation Redmi Note shall come with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD panel similar to its current version. However, the 2.5D display would feature better color reproduction and sunlight legibility. Coming to the exteriors, the Redmi Note 5 might sport a full metal body with antenna lines at the edges. The leak claims that the phone will be just 7.5 mm thin.

Moving on to the hardware specs, the latest Snapdragon 630 SoC is expected to power the Redmi Note 5. This is the successor of the Snapdragon 625 or 626 chipsets and comes with subtle but significant improvements. The SD 630 packs eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz. This is mated with the Adreno 508 GPU. Check the table below to find out what the Snapdragon 630 has to offers over its predecessor.

CategorySnapdragon 625Snapdragon 626Snapdragon 630
Manufacturing Process14 nm LPP14 nm LPP14 nm LPP
CPU8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex A-538 x 2.2 GHz Cortex A-538 x 2.2 GHz Cortex A-53
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 506Adreno 508
Cellular ModemX9 LTE (300 Mbps/150Mbps)X9 LTE (300 Mbps/150Mbps)X12 LTE (600 Mbps/150Mbps)
Fast ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0
ISP (Image Signal Processor)Dual ISPDual ISPQualcomm Spectra 160 ISP
RAM Support933 MHz LPDDR3933 MHz LPDDR31333 MHz LPDDR4
USBUSB 3.0USB 3.0USB 3.1

So, as you see, the Snapdragon 630 chipset comes with a similar processing power but scores higher on the RAM, storage and graphics departments. This means that it would perform a bit better than the Snapdragon 626. Moreover, the newer chipset also packs enhanced connectivity options and camera ISP (Image Signal Processor).

Coming to the memory and storage, the Redmi Note 5 may feature up to 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of onboard storage. Software-wise, Xiaomi’s next smartphone should run MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


Now, let’s talk about the camera specifications of the successor of the Redmi Note 4. Well, according to the rumors, there may be a 16 MP unit at the back and a 13 MP snapper at the front. Both the cameras would be powered by Sony IMX sensors.

The speculated camera setup sounds great for the selfie enthusiasts who are not so happy with the substandard 5 MP front camera of the Redmi Note 4.


Regarding connectivity, the Redmi Note 5 would boast 4G LTE (600 Mbps download/150 Mbps upload), VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and probably a USB Type-C port too. The battery capacity might be slightly reduced to 38000mAh from the 4100mAh cell of the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi might have to make this change to make the Redmi Note 5 thinner. The device is also tipped to feature Qualcomm Quick Charge tech.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pricing and Release Date

The same source has given us a faint idea about the price of the upcoming smartphone. The base model of the Redmi Note 5 with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage might cost $179 USD (Rs. 11,600 approx.), while the top 4 GB / 64 GB variant is expected to retail for around $220 (Rs. 14,300 approx.).

Coming to the release date, Xiaomi may officially launch the Redmi Note 5 near the end of this month or at the beginning of August 2017. However, this seems pretty dubious at this moment.

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