Xiaomi has been in the rumour mill since a while and now a fresh report suggests that the Chinese company is gearing up to launch a Redmi Note successor in India on February 14. The smartphone is believed to be the Redmi Note 5, which will be the first major launch for the company in India in 2018. Xiaomi has also been officially tweeting about a new product launch that will take place in the country's capital on February 14, this Valentine's Day.
As of now, it isn't clear whether Xiaomi might launch the Redmi Note 5 or Redmi 5/Redmi 5 Plus (which was debuted in China late last year). However, the Chinese smartphone maker has not launched the Redmi Note 5 in China, which indicates that the handset could be a rebranded version of Redmi 5, was launched in China. Xiaomi is keeping the product's details under wraps, but e-commerce giant Flipkart has recently showcased a teaser hinting at the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone which is an alleged Redmi Note 5 design. Also, the report suggest that the upcoming phone will be exclusive to Flipkart.
The photo on the teaser suggests that the 'Redmi Note 5' could have a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels. Moreover, a report by GizmoChina indicates that the handset in the video does not look identical to the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and could be a different device.
"In the teaser video, we can read that “5 lets you see more, 5 gives you the widest perspective, 5 is an all-rounder device, and 5 makes colours come alive”. From these words, it seems that the midrange will have a very wide screen and a high resolution as well," the report stated.
If rumours are to be believed, the Redmi Note 5 could sport approximately 6-inch, full HD+ IPS LCD display. The device is also touted to launch in two storage variants — 3GB RAM/32GB and 4GB RAM/64GB. The handset is also expected to be powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset while some reports indicated that the Redmi Note 5 might come with newer octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset.
As for the camera, the smartphone is expected to feature dual rear camera setup — 16MP+5MP sensor and an 8MP front shooter. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 might be the first phone from the Redmi Note series to sport a dual camera. The smartphone will draw its power from a 4100mAh battery.
As for the pricing is concerned, the Redmi Note 5 could be priced a bit higher than its predecessor. However, we will have to wait and watch till Xiaomi unveils the phone this Valentine's Day.