The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been leaed again. This time, an image via Weibo suggests the smartphone will run MIUI 18.104.22.168 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. There’s a 4000mAh battery and 12-megapixel rear camera too. Most notably, it is said to have a 5.99-inch display and is the first Redmi smartphone to have an 18:9 aspect ratio with a 1080×2160 pixels resolution.
According to a translation (thanks, GSMArena), Xiaomi is sticking with the same processor found in the Redmi Note 4 and the Mi A1, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625.
While it seems strange that Xiaomi wouldn’t opt for the more recent Snapdragon 630, the existing chipset, alongside what looks to be a huge 4,000 mAh battery, should be a winning combo in terms of power efficiency and cost to the end-user. In addition, the image appears to confirm a 12 MP rear camera sensor, 64 GB of storage.
It’s no secret that the Redmi Note 4’s astonishing success, particularly in India, comes down to its killer price-performance ratio, and Xiaomi will want to maintain the sales momentum of its top-selling phone family.