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.

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