New Xiaomi smartphone gets certified by TENAA, could be the Redmi 5

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Xiaomi looking forward to launch its next flagship smartphone, the Mi 6, next month. However, the Chinese smartphone brand hasn’t forgotten its affordable Redmi smartphones. A new Xiaomi smartphone with model number MAT136 was certified by Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. The device features a 1.4GHz octa-core processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and massive 4,000mAh battery. As far as its design goes. its similar to the Redmi 4X, featuring a metal unibody design and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, which has been a part of Redmi series since the Redmi 3.

The Xiaomi MAT136 has dimensions of 139.24×69.94×8.65mm and weighs around 150 grams. The smartphone features a 5-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Under the hood, this Xiaomi smartphone features an octa-core 1.4GHz processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Additionally, there would also be a higher-end variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device will boot up Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 interface on top of it.

In terms of imaging, the Xiaomi MAT136 sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, whereas the front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Connectivity wise, the device features dual-SIM and 4G VoLTE support, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB port, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. The current listing does mention multiple colour options for the phone, including Gold, Gray, Silver, White, Black, Pink, Champagne Gold, Frosted Black, Dark Gray, and Cherry Blossom.

As far as the phone’s pricing and launch date are concerned, they are still a mystery at this point in time. For all intents and purposes, the device could be the Xiaomi Redmi 5, a successor to last year’s Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4X smartphones.

[Source: TENAA]