There is speculation that a new chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, could be fitted on the new device.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs leaked To sport full screen display but no dual lens cameraImage for representation
Atom Tech Shorts Monday, October 23, 2017 - 22:39
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Xiaomi has already pocketed a huge share in the Indian smartphone market, with some figures suggesting they are just half a percent behind the leader Samsung. And this was mainly due to the sale of its last flagship Redmi Note 4. Now there are leaks of the next phone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, being launched by the Chinese major in China soon and possibly India, not much later than that.

There have been leaks about the Redmi Note 5 earlier as well. This time the details have emerged from the certification agency in China, TENAA.

The highlight of this new device is it will sport the full screen display with the aspect ratio being 18:9, though the specific screen size is not mentioned in these leaks. On the processor front, there is a strong speculation that a new chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 could be fitted on the new device. The processor has been specially developed with the mid segment phones with bezel-less displays offering the full HD displays without any hitch. It could also offer an enhancement in the phone’s performance to the extent of 40% over the previous processors used on similar range of phones.

On the camera front, the earlier rumors had suggested that it could be a dual camera setup; however, the latest leaks indicate that may not be the case. One may have wait a little more to know the precise details as far as the cameras features in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 are concerned.

The other significant change being reported is that Xiaomi might go for a full metal body in place of polycarbonate earlier. This is based on a phone Redmi 5A released in China recently which had the metal build and more importantly, the phone has a battery that can last a whole week on a single charge.

Will these also form part of the design for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5? Will have to wait to know the answer for that.