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


Screen Size

5.0 inches
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



Rear: 16MP
Front: 5MP



3,680mAh non-removable
Quick Charge 3.0


Operating System

MIUI 9.0
Android 7.1.1


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.

Chipset RAM Storage Price
Snapdragon 625 3GB 16GB ¥859/$127
Snapdragon 625 3GB 32GB ¥1039/$153
Snapdragon 630 3GB 16GB* ¥799/$118
Snapdragon 630 3GB 32GB ¥1099/$162
Snapdragon 630 4GB 32GB ¥1199/$177
Snapdragon 630 4GB 64GB ¥1299/$192

No word on release dates.

Share This Post

Watch the Latest Pocketnow Videos

About The Author
Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.