Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 successor, aka the Redmi 5, may be on its way to the market — in China, to begin with — sooner than one would have imagined. Official product shots and full specs of the alleged Redmi 5 have now found their way on to the Internet leaving nothing to the imagination. If that wasn’t enough, even their supposed pricing is now out in the open.
As per the images shared on social media website Weibo, the Redmi 5 will come with a full-metal body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It will sport a 5-inch 1080p display which will be a first for any Xiaomi phone selling under Rs 10,000. It will broadly be available in two variants: one with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 3GB RAM and another with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 and 4GB RAM. While the Snapdragon 625 version will further have 16GB and 32GB storage options, the Snapdragon 630 powered Redmi 5 will reportedly be available in 64GB storage option only. All the versions will support expandable storage.
Furthermore, the Redmi 5 will offer a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The dual-SIM phone will run Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 and come with a 3,680mAh battery with fast charging.
In terms of pricing, the Redmi 5 will reportedly start at 859 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 8,139) for the 3GB RAM/16GB storage version and go all the way to 1,099 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 10,413) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage version will reportedly be priced at 1,039 CNY (which roughly translates to Rs 9,844).
Xiaomi may also be silently working on a Redmi 4A successor, aka the Redmi 5A, which may launch alongside the Redmi Note 5. An image doing the rounds of the Internet recently showed off what was said to be a retail box, or rather, retail boxes of the alleged Redmi 5A.
The Redmi 4A is currently the most affordable smartphone in the company’s Redmi-range in India and can be considered as a toned-down version of the Redmi 3S Prime, or for that matter, an even more affordable Redmi 3S. In India, the phone sells for Rs 5,999. The Redmi 5A is expected to be on similar lines.
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