Xiaomi might not launch a Redmi Note 5

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While many Xiaomi fans are eagerly waiting for the company to announce the Redmi Note 5, it turns out that the Redmi Note 4 successor is already here. Confused? Well, according to MIUI forum user mitch002, Xiaomi has decided to discontinue the Note moniker and the Redmi 5 Plus is, in fact, the spiritual successor to the highly popular Redmi Note 4. The Redmi 5 Plus was made official along with the Redmi 5 at an event in China earlier this month. Here’s what the MIUI forum super moderator had to say in his post:

The wait is finally over, Xiaomi has finally decided to release the Redmi Note 5, wait!!! I heard its called the Redmi 5 Plus? No kidding?? There was a name change? Well yes folks, the 2 new Redmi Note sized phones are named Redmi 5 for the 5.7″ and Redmi 5 Plus for the 5.99″. What will happen to the successor of the Redmi 4X which is supposed to be a 5″ Redmi 5? No one knows, but as of the moment, Xiaomi has decided to drop the Note name on their 5.7″ sized budget phones.

While his post does seem to make sense to us, we do think it is a good idea to wait for an official confirmation from Xiaomi regarding the matter.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Specifications

  • Display: 5.99-inch 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio IPS panel with 2.5D curved glass layer
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz processor with Adreno 506 GPU
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9
  • Memory: 3GB / 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB onboard storage options, microSD card slot for further expansion up to 128GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, f/2.2 aperture lens, dual-tone LED flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, 4G VoLTE
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Extras: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Infrared sensor