Key specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, successor to the massively popular budget Android phone Redmi Note 4, has surfaced online giving away a sneak peek into what could be in store for awaiting customers.

The leaked specs claim that much akin to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 will also come with a full metal body. One major difference in the design would be that the fingerprint scanner in the new handset is expected to hone the front (unlike the Redmi Note 4 which had it on the back panel).

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The hardware configuration, as you would expect, will likely see some noticeable overhaul on several fronts. The display won’t see any major overhaul, though. According to the leaked Redmi Note 5 specs, the handset will flaunt the same 5.5-inch 1080 screen as the Note 4. You can, however, expect a somewhat better contrast and outdoor legibility.

Under the hood, the next-generation budget smartphone will carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, accompanied by 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB native storage.

If the leaked specs are indeed correct, the device will be equipped with USB Type-C for data syncing and charging, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

The rear camera will offer you images in 16MP resolution, whereas the selfie shooter will flaunt a 13MP sensor. As for battery capacity, the handset will be powered by a 3,790 battery with QuickCharge 4.0. On the software front, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to come preloaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI.

As for the pricing, the 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM variant will probably cost around $175 (~Rs 11,340), whereas the 4GB / 32GB and 4GB / 64GB variants will set back buyers by $205 (~Rs 13,280) and $220 (~Rs 14,253) respectively.

To refresh your memory, Xiaomi rolled out the Qualcomm-based Redmi Note 4 in India earlier this year in January at a starting price of Rs 9,999 (for the base variant with 2GB RAM / 32GB ROM). The Note 4 also comes in 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM (Rs 10,999), as well as 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM (Rs 12,999) variants.


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