Redmi Note 5 Expected Launch Date in India, Price, Specs, and Review

Updated on 2018-02-05 by Geetansh Arora


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 India Launch and Price

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in January of 2017 and it became the best selling smartphone in India in just 6 months. Xiaomi claims to have sold 50 lakh Redmi Note 4 devices which is staggering. Now, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the much awaited Redmi Note 5. Redmi Note 4 has set the bar very high with its price-performance ratio and it will be difficult for Xiaomi to replicate the success as other smartphones manufacturers have become aggressive in India.

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Difference between Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5

The Redmi Note 5 is expected to follow the design language of Redmi Note 4 with few changes. 

First big change is going to be on the camera side, Redmi Note 5 is expected to come with a dual camera setup on the back. A lot of phones are coming with the dual camera on the back so Xiaomi is expected to follow the trend of the dual camera. 

Update on 25th Nov: New leaks suggest that Xiaomi is not going to bring dual camera setup to Redmi Note 5. A single 12MP camera will be there on the back.

Update on 6th Jan: Latest update suggests that Xiaomi is working on Redmi Note 5 and it will be launched in next few months. We are expecting a release in March or April.

The second big change will be the display side. Redmi Note 5 is expected to come with a bezel-less full view display with an 18:9 resolution. The display size is not confirmed yet and we think Xiaomi will go with a 5.9 or a 6-inch full view display panel on the front. Because the bezels will be small, the overall size of the Redmi Note 5 will be similar to that of the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 4.

Inside, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to have Snapdragon 630 processor/chipset. Redmi Note 4 came with Snapdragon 625 which is a very efficient and powerful chipset. Snapdragon 630 is also a Quad core chipset and cores run at 10% higher frequency. Plus, the GPU gets a boost of 40% which should help in gaming performance of the Redmi Note 5.

Update on 25th Nov: According to new leaks, Redmi Note 5 will come with same Snapdragon 625 chipset which we saw on the Redmi Note 4.

Update on 6th Jan: According to new leaks, Redmi Note 5 will come with latest Snapdragon 632 chipset.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications:

Here's the list of top features and specs of Redmi Note 5

We have been hearing rumors of Redmi Note 5 Plus and we think Xiaomi might name the 128GB variant as Redmi Note 5 Plus.

Redmi Note 5 Expected Design

Redmi Note 5 Expected Design, Features, Specs, Price and India launch
Image source: 91 Mobiles
 

Redmi Note 5 Price in India

Redmi Note 5 is expected price should be similar to Redmi Note 4. We are expecting Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 5 in three variants.

These are our estimates of Redmi Note 5 pricing in India:

  1. 32GB at Rs. 12000
  2. 64GB at Rs. 14000
  3. 128GB at Rs. 17000

Redmi Note 5 India Launch/Release Date

We have already seen the Redmi Note 5 in a couple of leaked images and we expect Xiaomi to launch the Redmi Note 5 in India in March or April 2018. As always the Redmi Note 5 will be released in China first and then maybe after a month, it will be launched in India. 

Latest Update: The launch date of Redmi Note 5 is 14th Feb 2018. Xiaomi has sent out invites with 5 written on it so this must be the Redmi Note 5.

Redmi Note 5 Review, Ratings, and Pros Cons

Pros:

  1. The dual camera setup on the back can be similar to the setup on Mi A1 which is capable of taking nice portrait shots.
  2. The build quality will be solid and similar to the Redmi Note 4.
  3. The full view display on the front will be the USP of the device. LG might be the supplier of these full view displays

Cons:

  1. Hybrid sim slot will be there which is something we do not like because you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD. If Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 5 with a dedicated MicroSD slot then it will make this device even better.

First, we were expecting the Redmi Note 5 launch in December or Jan but now that the launch is delayed we suggest you to go for Honor 7X if you can't wait and need a new phone now. Honor 7X is a very attractive phone with a dual camera and bezel-less display. Take a look at review, ratings, pros cons of Honor 7X.

Redmi 5 Plus is another device which was launched recently and comes with a bezel-less display. Other specs are same as Redmi Note 4. Check out its review here.

Honor 9i was also launched recently. It is similar to Redmi Note 5 as it comes with a Full view bezel-less display and dual camera setup on front and back. Take a look at its specs, features, pros cons, and review here.

 



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