After launching the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus in China, it is rumored that Xiaomi is all set to take the covers off of the Redmi Note 5. The phone is speculated to offer a similar design as the Redmi 5 Plus offering an FHD+ display resolution.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

A report by GizOK claims that the Redmi Note 5 has now been certified by 3C in China. The report also highlights some of the key specifications of the rumoured Redmi Note model as well as claims that the base variant of the new model will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, while its top-end version will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. This counters the previous MyDrivers report that was claiming the presence of a Snapdragon 632 processor that is yet to arrive in the market. It appears that Xiaomi has decided 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. 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 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will also feature a dual camera setup, the first in a Redmi Note device. It will have a 16MP camera in tandem with a 5MP camera, and an 8MP front-facing shooter. The device will launch with Android Nougat, and the two variants will be priced at 1,499 Yuan ($237) and 1,799 Yuan ($284) respectively.

Besides the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi is also rumored to launch its new flagship Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus at MWC 2018 later in February. Xiaomi has already confirmed that its new flagship phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus are expected to offer 5.65-inch and 6.01-inch displays respectively.