Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 made the headlines a few weeks back, all thanks to a Weibo post that revealed most of its specifications. Finally, the budget phablet has made its first public appearance in a hands-on image. Incidentally, the leaked image reveals that the upcoming Redmi Note 5 will come with an 18:9 display.
The leaked photo shows the back and the front of a mysterious Xiaomi smartphone. From the images, it’s quite evident that the smartphone comes with a metal unibody design. The metal back apparently houses a dual rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. This corresponds with the recently leaked specifications of the smartphone. Additionally, there are two horizontal antenna lines located at the top and bottom corners of the rear housing.
The front, on the other hand, features a significantly large display with bare minimal bezels. It seems that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 packs a 6-inch display. That said, the Weibo listing, however, revealed the presence of a 5.5-inch display in the alleged phablet. The leaked images further reveal that the upcoming Redmi Note 5 will have larger bezels at the top than at the bottom. It’s due to the placement of the earpiece, front camera and common set of sensors.
As per previously leaked information, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is said to come with a 16nm Mediatek Helio P25 octa-core chip clocked at 2.6GHz. It will be clubbed with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Besides, there would be a variant of the phablet that features 4GB RAM and 64GB memory. Moreover, the phablet will rock a 4,000mAH battery that can be charged using a USB Type C port. ANother leak pointed at Snapdragon 660 under the hood.
Coming to the pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is expected to be marked at 999 Yuan for the base variant and whereas the one with 4GB RAM/64GB storage would come at 1,299 Yuan. It is excepted to come in an all-black variant apart from the silver/white edition that has leaked online.