As with the little brother Redmi 5, advertising graphics including specs and prizes for the big Redmi Note 5 have now been leaked. As was to be expected, the note is supposed to provide something better hardware and thus to the successes of the predecessor.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
- With 3GB RAM / 32GB memory for 154 € (1,200 ¥)
- With 4GB RAM / 32GB memory for 180 € (1,400 ¥)
- With 4GB RAM / 64GB memory for 193 € (1,500 ¥)
|Display||5.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LC Display @ 400 PPI|
|Processor||Snapdragon 630 @ 2.2GHz / 660 @ 2.2GHz & 1.84GHz Octa Core|
|Graphics chip||Qualcomm Adreno 508/512 @ 850MHz|
|R.A.M.||3/4 GB LPDDR4 Dual Channel|
|Internal memory||32/64 GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Camera||16 Megapixel Sony IMX234 with PDAF & f / 2.0 aperture|
|Front camera||13 Megapixels|
|Battery pack||3790 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0|
|Connectivity||WLAN AC, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C, fingerprint sensor|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 interface|
|Dimensions||7.5 mm depth|
|Weight||not yet known|
|Release||End of July 2017|
As expected, the Note 5 is an upgrade to both Note 4 and Redmi 5. It will appear in two versions with the Snapdragon 630 (2.2GHz) or 660 (2.2GHz & 1.84GHz). These are Qualcomm’s two most advanced mid-range processors and support all current standards that you can desire. These include WLAN AC, Bluetooth 5, USB 3.1, Cat. 12 LTE with theoretically up to 600 Mbps downlink and Quick Charge 4.0. Whether all available standards are also used, unfortunately depends on the device manufacturer. This can be seen in the RedMi Note 5 directly on the QuickCharge function, which is “only” in version 3.0, although the chipset 4.0 would support.
The screen offers a full HD resolution with a size of 5.5 inches. This results in a pixel density of 440 PPI and is therefore slightly worse than that of the Redmi 5, but the same as the predecessor. As you can see in the top picture, a USB type C connector is fortunately installed. Whether this also supports USB 3.1 remains to be seen.
The camera has an IMX234 sensor from Sony and offers besides a resolution of 16 megapixels synonymous phase comparison autofocus and a f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is only known to have a remarkable 13 MP. This is exactly what Selfie Junkies are looking forward to😉
The only downgrade is, as with the Redmi 5, the battery, which shrinks from 4,100 mAh to 3.790 mAh. Of course, the new chips are more efficient, but whether they can balance the approx. 300 mAh loss is questionable. The smaller battery is probably at the expense of the thinner design, because the note 5 should save 1 mm compared to its predecessor.
The memory is 32 or 64 GB and the memory is 3 or 4 GB. Hopefully this is also set to LPDDR4, because the processor supports the standard.
Another possible disadvantage or advantage (depending on preference) is the new placement of the fingerprint sensor on the front of the smartphone.
Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 seems to be a solid successor of the popular note 4. As with the Redmi Note 5, only the smaller battery capacity is really negative. What do you say about the new Redmi flagship, which will be released by the end of the month?