Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs also get revealed with web leak
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Octa-core (8x2.0GHz Cortex-A53)
Adreno 506 GPU
Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
Octa-core (8x2.2GHz Cortex-A53)
Adreno 508 GPU
1080 x 1920 (~441 ppi)
3GB or 4GB LPDDR3 RAM options
16, 32 or 64GB options (eMMC 5.1)
microSD-expandable by up to 128GB
Quick Charge 3.0
Either Xiaomi seems eager to publish its product pages in advance of their official launches or someone’s been feeding Weibo after midnight. In any case, the budget-focused Redmi series is about to get a little more interesting.
We’ve been watching the turnover of a “Redmi Pro 2” get supplanted by a Redmi 5 — a mid-level budget device getting supplanted by lower-level budget device. Yet, the Redmi 5 should be well-equipped as rumored with variants featuring either the new Snapdragon 625 or the Snapdragon 630. One is a proven stamina fiend, the other is a near-top-end chipset representing the peak of Cortex-A53 performance. Oddly, that Snapdragon 630 is also reportedly featured in the Redmi Note 5 and there’s an intersect in pricing tiers — we’ll get to that in a second. Other specs can be sussed out above.
The phone will feature capacitive navigation buttons, a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and the whole device comes in at 7.6mm.
There’s a detailed price chart with both chipsets featured. A special version featuring the Snapdragon 630 with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage will be available only from MiJia brick-and-mortar outlets at the advertised base price.
No word on release dates.