Xiaomi's Redmi series has historically enjoyed a decent stint of popularity, offering solid specs without an astronomical price point. And it seems that the next heir to the Redmi throne is right around the block, according to information leaked by China Telecom.
This leak, which initially surfaced on Tuesday, shows the Xiaomi Redmi 5 in all its glory from a few different angles. The phone has an all-metal construction with plastic caps on the rear top and bottom, and its bezels are smaller than the Note 4; which makes sense, seeing as this device has the tallest display on a Xiaomi Redmi device to date. It touts a 5.7", 18:9 1440x720p display, as well as being powered a lite variant of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.
The device will be shipping in a few different configurations according to current sources, including one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It will have a MicroSD card slot, as could be expected, along with dual SIM support, micro USB connectivity, a 12MP rear camera alongside a 5MP front-facing sensor, a fingerprint scanner and a headphone jack (reassuringly). Some sources claim it will be available on December 10th – whether this is true or not, remains to be seen.
While it will, unfortunately, it'll have a 3300mAh battery (a significant downgrade from the 4100mAh batteries of the Redmi 4 and the Redmi Note 4), it is still a respectable battery size and should last quite some time given the lite processor and low screen resolution. So yes, you can afford to forget your charger a few times.
What do you guys think? Will you think about grabbing this device when it hits more markets? Let us know in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.