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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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INTRODUCTION

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi has become a key player in the smartphone markets now. Almost all of their smartphones are a major hit and users have begun trusting Xiaomi as a global brand. They have been able to launch some highly successful flagship smartphones too and, just like many other smartphone manufacturers, they are launching their next gen smartphones too. Recently, there have been a lot of rumors regarding the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone. The rumored smartphone would be the latest successor to the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series of smartphones. So, let’s see how this smartphone might turn out to be in real life.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Design and Display
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Design & Build

As far as design is concerned, the phone will share an exactly similar design as its immediate predecessor. The phone will feature a 2.5D curved glass that will easily have an aesthetic advantage over the typical flat glass found in smartphones. The phone will come with three soft touch capacitive buttons and the fingerprint scanner shall be provided on the rear panel of the phone. If we go according to the leaked images, we can see that the volume rocker and power buttons appear be provided on the right edge of the phone and the stereo speaker appears to be provided on the bottom edge of the phone. The phone is expected to be available in three color variants i.e. blue, black and silver. It is rumored that the phone will feature a 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive display that would provide a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Right now there is no indication as to what kind of Corning Gorilla Glass protection would be provided on the display. The FHD display will provide a pixel density of 401 ppi that would provide an eye catching display to the phone. We can certainly hope that the phone would be able to provide fantastic sunlight legibility and amazing viewing angles too.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Gaming Performance
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 "Gaming Performance"

If we follow the online rumors, the phone is expected to feature with a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core/Snapdragon 652 octa core chipset for the 3GB+32GB RAM/4GB +64GB ROM variant of the phone. The processor should easily prove to be competent enough to provide a seamless Android experience. The phone is also expected to feature a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU that would make sure that games and videos would be played without any problem. The internal storage of the phone could be increased up to 256GB using the hybrid SIM card slot that is expected in the phone. The phone is expected to run on Android platform and we hope it would feature with latest Android version 7.0 i.e. Nougat. The device’s stock Android is expected to be masked with the Xiaomi’s latest MIUI software. The phone will support dual SIM and would definitely support 4G/LTE networks.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Camera

According to the online rumors, it is believed that the phone will feature a 16MP camera that would be backed by phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight. The phone will also feature an 8MP selfie shooter. The general camera features would include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. Shooting modes should include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). HD video recording would be done by the camera at frames like 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps. With the rumored specs, one can expect the camera to capture decent images with lots of details. With the 8MP front camera, one shall be able to capture some amazing selfies. A loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic shall also be provided with the phone.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

It is believed that the phone will feature with a 4100mAh battery. It is also believed that the battery would support fast charging. However, if rumours are to be believed, one can easily expect the phone to work for a complete day even with heavy usage. Talking about connectivity options, the phone is expected to feature with Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG. The other sensors that are expected in the phone include Fingerprint, Gyro, Light sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • The phone should be able to provide decent android experience.
  • The camera specifications seem promising.
  • Shall offer a range of connectivity options.
  • The phone would support two SIMs and would also support 4G networks.
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Battery is expected to be non-removable.
  • The phone will feature a hybrid SIM card slot.

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What kind of display can be expected in the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?
  • img-ans It is rumored that the phone will sport a 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive display that would provide a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The FHD display will provide a pixel density of 401 ppi that would provide an eye catching display to the phone.
  • img-ques Will the display be protected by a toughened glass?
  • img-ans Yes, it is believed that the display would be protected by a toughened glass.
  • img-ques What kind of processor would be provided in the upcoming phone?
  • img-ans If we go according to the online rumors, the phone is expected to come with a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core/Snapdragon 652 octa core chipset for the 3GB+32GB RAM/4GB +64GB ROM variant of the phone.
  • img-ques What kind of OS will be used in the phone? Will it feature the latest version of the OS?
  • img-ans The phone is expected to run on Android platform and we hope it would feature latest Android version 7.0 i.e. Nougat. The Android is expected to be masked with the Xiaomi’s latest MIUI software.
  • img-ques What kind of design will be provided for the phone?
  • img-ans If we talk about the design of the phone, the phone is expected to share the exact same design as its predecessor. The phone is believed to come with a 2.5D curved glass that will provide an aesthetic look to the phone.
  • img-ques What kind of battery would be provided in the phone?
  • img-ans It is believed that the phone will come with a 4100mAh battery.
  • img-ques Will the battery provided in the phone be removable?
  • img-ans No, the battery provided in the phone is expected to be non- removable.
  • img-ques What kind of connectivity options would be provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The connectivity options would include Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG.
  • img-ques Would we be able to expand the internal storage of the phone?
  • img-ans The internal storage of the phone could be increased up to 256GB using the hybrid SIM card slot that is expected in the phone.
  • img-ques Will the Redmi Note 5 support 4G/LTE networks?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone is expected to support 4G/LTE networks.
  • img-ques What kind of cameras would be provided in the upcoming phone?
  • img-ans There have been a lot of online reports that suggest that the phone will come with a 16MP camera backed by phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight. The phone will also come with an 8MP selfie shooter.
  • img-ques Will the phone provide FM Radio support?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone is expected to provide FM Radio support.
  • img-ques What kind of sensors can be expected in the upcoming phone?
  • img-ans The sensors expected in the phone include Fingerprint, Gyro, Light sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.
  • img-ques Will the battery provided in the phone support quick charging?
  • img-ans Yes, the battery provided in the phone would support quick charging.