Rumoured Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Full Specifications and Alternative Smartphones

Famous for its bezeless design, the yet to be announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is not so much of an upgrade to its predecessor (the Redmi Note 4) in terms of battery and CPU. But then, these are just rumoured specifications.

One sure thing however is that this device is coming in a bezeless design and that will make it the first one of that kind from Xiaomi, we’ve seen much of these from more than a few Samsung devices.

A quick view at the Redmi Note 4’s features.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Basic Features

Network 2G | 3G | 4G
Display 5.5″ IPS LCD with capacitive touchscreen
1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
Software Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor Chip set — Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU — Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU — Adreno 506
Memory 3/4GB RAM | 32/64GB ROM | 256GB sdCard (in sim 2 slot)
Camera Front — 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 µm)
Rear — 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
Battery Non removable Li-ion, 4000mAh
Released Jan. 2017
Price (Nigeria)


Let’s see the coming difference in the Redmi Note 5…


Xiami Redmi Note 5 Full Specs


Announced Not yet
Status Rumoured


Navigation Touchscreen
Battery Li-Ion, non removable.
Colours Black


Type IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
Size 5.7 inches
Multi touch Yes


Os Android 7.1 Nougat
MiUI 9.5
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 509


ROM 32/64GB
SdCard up to 256GB (uses sim 2 slot)


Primary (rear) Dual: 12 MP + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Secondary (front) 8 MP, 1080p
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones 3.5mm jack
Wireless connection with BT
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Photo/Video Viewer and Editor
Sound Recorder Yes
Alert Types Vibration, WAV ringtones, MP3 ringtones

Comms & Networks

WiFi Yes, 802.11
Dual-Band Yes
Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 4.2
Infrared Yes
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FM radio Yes
Sim slots 2 (Hybrid)
Sim Type Nano
3G Yes
4G Yes

Sensors & Controls

Compass Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Yes (Rear mounted)
Temperature sensor No
Voice Commands
Barometer No
Stylus No
Iris Scanner No
Heart Rate No
Wireless charge No
Fast Charge Yes
SpO2 No


Water Resistance
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML 5
Body Front glass, aluminum body

Alternative Device

Although it’s not released yet, worthy competitions are the Nokia 7 Plus, the HTC U11 plus, you can also check Samsung Galaxy s8 plus, or the Galaxy A8. From BLU, the Studio View XL is a worthy opponent, while from Huawei, the Honor 7X makes the list.

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