Recently, the entry level Redmi 5A was released by the company and according to recent rumors Redmi Note 5 could be unveiled on November 11 along with Redmi Note 5 Plus. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was also spotted on the benchmarking platform Geekbench where it confirmed some earlier specs leaks, but there were a few contradictions like the recent listing suggests that the smartphone was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC whereas some leaks claimed that it would either be boasting a Snapdragon 660 or, more likely, a MediaTek Helio P25.
According to the listing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with a motherboard msm8952, which belong to Snapdragon 617 SoC. Previously, the Snapdragon 617 SoC is used in smartphones such as Motorola Moto G4 Plus and Coolpad Max.
There are some discrepancies in the scores as the smartphone got a score 1403 on a single core test which is way higher than it should be as Moto G4 Plus has also been tested on the benchmarking platform in the past and its single core test are nowhere near the Redmi’s score, which could suggest it could be a new processor from Qualcomm with the same motherboard.
Speaking about the rumored specifications of the smartphone, the Redmi Note 5 will sport a 5.5-inch LCD display with Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It will come in two storage options base variant will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and the high-end variant will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage.
Moving on to the optics, the smartphone will sport a dual camera setup on the rear with one 12MP sensor and another 5MP sensor. And in the front, it will come with a 12MP sensor for selfie, video-call, etc.. It will pack a 4000mAh battery which less when compared to its predecessor and runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 on top. It will also support USB Type-C port with Quick Charge 3.0.
As for pricing base variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage would carry a price tag of ¥999 ($151/€127) whereas the high-end variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage will cost around ¥1299 ($198/€165).