Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Appears On TENAA With 18:9 Display And Single Rear Camera

China’s TENAA certification website can be sometimes the source of leaking the devices. And today, we get unannounced Xiaomi device is up there possibly the Redmi Note 5. It was inevitable that Xiaomi would release the device since its Redmi Note 4 was such a hit, but until today we haven’t really heard any credible rumors about it.

Xiaomi is yet to announce the launch date of the Redmi Note 5, but rumours say that the device along with Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be launched on or before November 11, at least in China. This might turn out to be true as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has now received TENAA certification, which is a certification issued by the Chinese government for every smartphone that is yet to be released in China.

This new trend of slimming down the bezels on the front of the device, and adopting taller screen aspect ratios like 18:9 keeps trending and even with the comapnies like Xiaomi. Even low-end and mid-range devices are starting to feature such taller displays with smaller bezels. Xiaomi just launched the successor to their Mi Mix concept phone which arguably reinforced this paradigm shift in the first place, and this image shows it will reach other devices as well (with some added bezel, though).

Although as you can see, this device doesn’t slim the bezels completely down as compared to their Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2 did, but it does have a look of LG G6. LG reduced those top and bottom bezels even further with the release of the LG V30 and Google’s Pixel 2 XL had to be extended due to the front-facing speakers. However, I think this is a nice compromise because I catch myself actively watching where I hold the Pixel 2 XL, so my thumb doesn’t overlap the bezels and cause an accidental tap.

The unit TENAA received is running on an undisclosed 2GHz, octa-core chipset, which sources are still debating over. It could be the MediaTek Helio P25, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. Perhaps a Snapdragon 660, or even a choice between the latter two, depending on the selected tier. If this is, indeed the Redmi Note 5, that is. Those are claimed to be as follows:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 CNY USD (est) EUR (est)
3GB RAM / 16GB storage 999 $150 €128
3GB RAM / 32GB storage 1,299 $195 €167
4GB RAM / 64GB storage 1,699 $256 €218

The TENAA MET7/MEE7 listing also mention a 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP selfie one. LTE and Dual-SIM support, with a hybrid slot to substitute one of the cards with a microSD memory expansion. Also a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, IR blaster, Dual-band Wi-Fi a/c, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. All controlled by a MIUI 9 ROM, running on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 rumored specifications

  • 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2GHz Octa-Core processor
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm; Weight: 179.5g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will come in Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray and Silver colors and is expected to be announced sometime in mid-November. The company is expected to send invites for the event later this month.

Source : GSMarena
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