Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 release date and news: Everything we know

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series is arguably one of the company’s most successful line so far. Such success can majorly be attributed to one thing: offering upper mid-range specs at an affordable price.

Its last two outings in the Redmi Note series (namely the Redmi Note 4 and Note 3) have been massive hits for Xiaomi. And the company is now gearing up to launch the Redmi Note 5 — successor to last year’s Redmi Note 4.

Speaking of which…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Release Date (Expected)

Xiaomi is anticipated to launch the Redmi Note 5 sometime later this month or in early September in China.

To recall, the Chinese variant of the Note 4 was launched in August last year. So, the above rumor does make sense to an extent since August marks the one year cycle.

That said, the company, however, didn’t confirm these rumors nor did it reveal any information surrounding the official launch date. So, a pinch of salt is recommended for now.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs (Expected)


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, as mentioned earlier, comes as a successor to the Redmi Note 4 and is more of an incremental upgrade — both internally and externally.

Which means, the Redmi Note 5 will feature the same old candy-bar design like its predecessor.

Also, around 7.5mm, the Redmi Note 5 will be significantly thinner in comparison to the previous generation Redmi Notes as per the rumors. Most of the other things like the fingerprint and camera placement will likely remain unchanged.


The display department too doesn’t seem to get any big changes. Akin to its predecessors, Redmi Note 5 will most likely feature a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display. So, gaming and multimedia consumption on the smartphone should be decent enough.

Moreover, for what it’s worth, a Full HD display, especially at such low price point, is as good as it can get. What else can you ask for?


At the heart of the Redmi Note 5 will be a Snapdragon 630 SoC which comes as a slight improvement over the Snapdragon 625 chipset seen on the Redmi Note 4.

There were rumors that the company could launch the device with the recently unveiled Snapdragon 660 SoC. But again, these are just speculations. The company hasn’t confirmed anything as such.

Nevertheless, the Redmi Note 5 should be a beast in terms of battery life since either of the chipsets are built on 14nm process node which, as we all know, is highly power efficient.

RAM and Storage

If rumors are to be believed true, the company will do away with the base 2GB RAM variant this year which means, the Note 5 will be made available only in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants.

For the unaware, last year’s Note 4 came in three memory options: 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB.

As for the storage, the base variant of the smartphone will get 32GB while the high-end one is likely to get 64GB of onboard storage. Either way, you will be able to further expand the storage space via a microSD card.


Xiaomi has only recently unveiled the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9. So, the Redmi Note 5 should come with the latest MIUI 9 pre-installed.

The Chinese company has added quite a few new features such as the image search, Smart Assistant, Smart App launcher, Split Screen, and much more.

Redmi Note 5 users will be able to utilize these features straight away when its launched.


The imaging department is where the upcoming Redmi Note 5 will bring significant improvements.

While the rear camera will still be at 13MP, the front-facing camera will get a 16MP lens which comes as a huge improvement over the 5MP sensor on the Redmi Note 4.

Clearly, Xiaomi is trying to up its selfie-camera game to catch up with its Chinese counterparts including the likes of Oppo and Vivo.


Redmi Note 4 was quite famous for the kind of battery life it offered. It had a huge 4,1000mAh battery under-the-hood which helped the phone last over a day easily on a single charge.

Sadly, though, the company had to cut down the battery capacity on the Redmi Note 5 in order to keep the handset’s thickness in check. And as a result, the Note 5 will be coming with a slightly smaller 3,790mAh battery which should easily last you an entire day.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price (Expected)

The smartphone will apparently come in these color variants: Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, and Gray colors. And, as per the rumors, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 will start at CNY 1200 (approximately USD 180) for the base variant (3GB + 32GB) and will reach as high as CNY 1,500 (approximately USD 220) for the high-end variant (4GB + 64GB).

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