Whether it was due to market demand, or whether it was because it just felt like it, Xiaomi quietly launched a third variant of the Redmi 5 on its website. In Pakistan, the launch date is yet not decided. There is 64GB of storage provided onboard which can be expanded using a microSD card. Importantly, the Snapdragon 632 is expected to be an underclocked variant of the Snapdragon 636 though may have some advancements over the Snapdragon 630. The battery that's keeping the system running here is a 3080mAh, but is a non-removable pack. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with Beautify 3.0 and Soft-Toned selfie light.
With every passing day, anticipation around Xiaomi's upcoming budget phablet, the Redmi Note 5 is growing.
In terms of optics, the Redmi 5 sports a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25-micron pixels for improved photography at the rear.More news: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP): Scrutinizing the Chart
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Priced at Rs 14,999, the phone represents great value. It appears that Xiaomi has chose to go with the last year's Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 636 to avoid the delay that was earlier presumed due to the awaited launch of the Snapdragon 632 SoC.
The production of these two Redmi Note 5 models has already begun. MIUI 9 will come pre-installed on it, and a rather large battery will be in play as well, at least a 4,000mAh battery.
Built using glass and metal, the device is sleek and looks more premium than its Rs 10,999 price would suggest. Despite its 5.65-inch edge-to-edge fullHD+ display, 9 Lite is surprisingly compact and pocketable. Under the hood, the smartphone is fueled by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor running at 1.8GHz and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. A dual camera is something which the consumers should watch out for; as it is said to have a 16-megapixel primary camera sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor and in addition to it, an 8-megapixel front camera is expected.