A pair of unannounced Xiaomi devices popped up on the Chinese certification authority's website, bearing the model numbers MET7 and MEE7. Both share identical specs sheets, including a trendy new ultra-wide, 18:9 panel and only differ in color, leading us to believe this might be the eagerly-anticipated Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Two devices were listed with the codenames "MEE7" and "MET7", with both sharing most specifications and features. Both of them have the exact same dimensions, so we expect that they're the same device, albeit with one being a "Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro" version. The devices sport 5.99-inch FHD+ displays, which means that they both use the new 18:9 aspect ratio. They're also both powered by an SoC clocked at 2.0GHz.

The unannounced MET7/MEE7 measures 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm and weighs in at 179.5 grams. That is including the 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel, 5.99-inch, LCD display and a sizeable 4,000 mAh battery. Although not nearly as bezel-less as its Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 cousin, the phone does appear to have less plastic on the front than its predecessors and should look pretty good in all listed colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, While, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray and Silver.

Processor aside, both devices feature 4000 mAh batteries, which we expect is music to the ears of all Mi fans out there. The MET7 opts for 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, while the MEE7 goes a step lower with a 3/32 GB setup. 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. At present, Xiaomi has not planned to upgrade to Andorid 8.0, it is expected that Xiaomi Mi7 will be equipped with the Android 8.0 MIUI 10 system next year.