Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 5 in Q2, 2018

Published on January 2, 2018

For the longest time possible, it appeared that Xiaomi wouldn’t be launching its Redmi Note 5 smartphone after all. In a surprising turn of events, it is now being known that the handset is in the making.

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A recent post that appeared on the Chinese media website called My Drivers goes on to claim that Xiaomi has gone on to push the release date to the second quarter of this year. The report further states that the firm is currently working on an agreement with Qualcomm with the effort to include Snapdragon 623 system-on-chip along with the handset. If this turns out to be true, then it surely will be a minor upgrade over Snapdragon 636 that was announced in October 2017.

According to a report published by Indian Express, the upcoming mobile chipset will sport a slightly lower speed. Apart from this, the processor will become equipped with a lower-clocked GPU as well. Rest all the information is expected to be the same. For example, the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 image signal processor (ISP) will be the same. Apart from this, the handset will come with support for a dual camera focal adjustment – which will make things a lot easier than it already is. Users will also be provided with the option of low-light enhancements, which certainly is a great advantage.

As noted by Indian Express, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 smartphone is the most looked-forward-to smartphone from the side of the Chinese technology giant.

They have long been rumored to be working towards the launch of this handset, however, there haven’t been too many details about it that has surfaced online as such. Sometime last month, the company’s “Super Moderator” on the official MIUI forum went on to claim that Xiaomi has decided to eliminate the Note line-up altogether. We still don’t know which news to believe first.

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