Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is Replacing the Redmi Note 5: Rumors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a well-known budget smartphone in the Redmi smartphone line. In fact it is arguably the best smartphone you can buy in the given price range.

It became very popular among medium-income customers. Many are waiting for the upgraded version Note 5 which is believed to be a one-up model of Note 4. However it seems that Xiaomi has already released the update earlier this month but with a different name.

According to an MIUI forum moderator, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has taken the place of Note 5. Xiaomi released two new smartphones: Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus earlier in December with Note 5 expected to be launched in January.

It is now rumored that there will not be a Note 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is the updated version of Note 4.

Xiaomi hasn’t released any official statement about whether the rumors are authentic or not.

Let’s take a look at the supposedly upgraded Note 4 that is named Redmi 5 Plus.


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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The phone has been released in China only for now. According to the moderator the phone will be company’s sole large screen affordable phone.

The phone comes with a 5.9 inch, bezelless screen with Full HD+ resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and has 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage.

Redmi 5 Plus has a 12 MP rear camera with PDAF and a dual LED flash and a 5 MP sensor on the front.

It is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery and supports fast charging.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus starts at $150 for 3/32 GB model and $180 for the 4/64 GB version.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.4GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Supported Networks: GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm
    • Weight: 180 grams
  • Display:
    • 5.99-inch with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) Memory:
  • Storage
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP, f/2.2, 1080p video, PDAF, dual LED flash
    • Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh with fast charging
  • Price: $150 (3GB/32GB), $180 (4GB/64GB)