The much-awaited launch of the next flagships from Xiaomi are here at last. The company has officially let out that the new Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be revealed in China on December 7.
Most of the earlier leaks may hold good after all; however, the information now available in the public domain may not be complete and fully confirmed. Only the launch date is official.
The new phones Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are likely to sport 5.7-inch and 5.9-inch displays respectively. Further information on the type of display and screen resolution details are still awaited though the full screen display can be expected, as the norm rather than an exception. What is however being confirmed is that Xiaomiâ€™s in-house OS MIUI version 9 would be the user interface riding over the Android Nougat version 7.1.2.
In terms of the processor, it is expected that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, though a 1.8GHz 625 SoC is also not ruled out. The processor on the Redmi 5 Plus could be more powerful going by the practice followed in the past.
The RAM capacity in the phones could be released in 3 variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. This will be supplemented with the microSD card slot. Here, there is a likelihood that Xiaomi might choose to sell these devices in its home country with a hybrid SIM slot, while for markets like India, the dedicated slot for the external storage options could be provided.
The camera setup in both Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is expected to feature a 12MP rear sensor and a 5MP front facing camera. As far as the battery is concerned, the Redmi 5 will sport a 3200mAh battery, whereas the Redmi 5 Plus could have a higher 4000mAh power source.
One will have to wait till December 7 to learn more details of these two new phones as indeed their prices. It can be assumed that Xiaomi will not take much time after the Chinese launch to release the phone for the Indian market, considering the kind of success it has already achieved with its previous devices here.