Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro reveal their full specs ahead of official debut

There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding Xiaomi’s first low-cost “full screen” smartphones, which went official in China back in December as the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, despite rampant Redmi Note 5 speculation at one point leading up to their launches.

Conflicting reports returned with company confirmation of a February 14 event in India, officially teased by using the “Give me 5” tagline. Some people simply expected the original Redmi 5 duo to expand to the world’s second-largest smartphone market, while others anticipated entirely new devices.

The truth appears to lie somewhere in the middle, according to a couple of very convincing spec sheets prematurely leaked on Twitter earlier today. These unusually detailed promotional materials confirm “all-new” Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro handsets are coming, although technically, the former is just a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus.

We can’t find any difference whatsoever between the China-only Redmi 5 Plus and “India’s all-rounder”, as the Redmi Note 5 packs a Snapdragon 625 processor, your choice of 3 or 4GB RAM, with either 32 or 64GB internal storage, also making “great selfies better” with a 5MP LED front camera. That single 12MP rear shooter is still there, and the 18:9 5.99-incher creates an “incredibly long lasting experience” thanks to a high-capacity 4000mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a different beast altogether, as the world’s first commercial product with a Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood. Its Kryo CPU cores are paired with up to 6GB RAM, and a 4000mAh cell is still in charge of keeping the lights on.

Without a doubt, the most notable upgrades come in the imaging department, where the 5.99-inch “full screen” Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a pretty remarkable 12 + 5MP dual rear-facing camera setup, as well as a 20MP front snapper with LED selfie-light. Who’s ready to show Xiaomi some love this Valentine’s Day?

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).