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)

  • Difference between RN4 and RN5 is only a full view screen. RN4 made Mi market leader in India and RN5 will put them back to 5th position. there should be improved front and back camera (dual back camera) and SD 630 or 653 SoC with Quick Charge 4.0 on USB type C. R5 Plus supports 2W/5A charge which isn’t a fast charging and ProPakistani wrongly wrote that it supports fast charging. RIP Xiaomi.

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