No Redmi Note 5 to be launched: Redmi 5 plus new ‘Note’
Xiaomi recently unveiled new versions of their Redmi series in China. Redmi series is the lower tier series of smartphones from the company. Previously lead by Redmi Note 4. With the launch of new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 plus, speculations of Redmi Note 5 came into existence but, this year there will be NO Note 5.
Redmi 5 plus the new Redmi Note 5
A “Super Moderator” on the MIUI forum has revealed that Xiaomi has decided to drop the “Note” line from its budget offerings. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will replace the Redmi Note 5 as the company’s budget offering with a big screen. The Redmi 5 Plus is a minor upgrade over the Redmi Note 4 and this may disappoint a lot of Xiaomi fans.
After the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China earlier this month, a lot of Xiaomi fans were waiting for the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. However, a comment from a Super Moderator on the MIUI Forum reveals that the company will not launch the Redmi Note 4’s successor.
The Note series of Redmi coincided with an entry level of the Top tier Mi series (Mi A/X). This might suggest the company will be focusing on Mi series rather than the Redmi series.
Redmi 5 Plus specification
Redmi 5 Plus smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a Full HD+ resolution.Under the hood, The smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0GHz paired with 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal memory.
On the Camera front, Redmi 5 Plus packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies(Dual camera). The phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery and comes with Android 7.1.2 nougat based MIUI 9 out of the box.
Note:- For the Redmi Note 3 and 4 users looking for an upgrade to Redmi Note 5 might just need to wait a little more for the launch of the new version of Mi A1 and Mi 5X.