Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 already announced with a different name?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with Snapdragon 625 was launched in India back in January this year and company has already sold more than 5 million units of the smartphone in less than a year, and now we all are waiting for successor of Xiaomi’s most popular phone in India till date.

It seems that Xiaomi has already unveiled successor to Redmi Note series recently with a new name – Redmi 5 Plus. Xiaomi announced Redmi 5 Plus with a 5.99-inch full-screen display on 7th December in an event in China.

In a Redmi 5 Plus unboxing post on MIUI

Forum, a site uper moderator says:

Redmi 5 plus

The wait is finally over, Xiaomi has finally decided to release the Redmi Note 5, wait!!! I heard it’s called the Redmi 5 Plus? No kidding?? There was a name change? Well yes folks, the 2 new Redmi Note sized phones are named Redmi 5 for the 5.7″ and Redmi 5 Plus for the 5.99″.

What will happen to the successor of the Redmi 4X which is supposed to be a 5″ Redmi 5? No one knows, but as of the moment, Xiaomi has decided to drop the Note name on their 5.7″ sized budget phones. It has been quite a year and 3 months in the waiting for all of us Redmi fans from all over the world, and now we are going to unbox the bigger sibling among the two, the Redmi 5 Plus.

The Redmi 5 Plus runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform clocked at 2GHz, which is surprising since it is the same SoC that powers Redmi Note 4. It will be disappointing to see no upgrade in terms of processor if Redmi 5 Plus turns out to be Redmi Note 4 successor as Redmi Note 5 was rumoured to pack Snapdragon 630.

The major difference between these devices is in terms of display. The Redmi 5 Plus features a 5.99 inch full-screen display with FHD+ resolution as comparison to a 5.5 inch regular 16:9 FHD display on the Redmi Note 4. Other specifications between the devices are very similar. The Redmi 5 Plus costs 999 yuan (Rs. 9745 approx) for 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant and 1299 yuan (Rs. 12675 approx) for 4GB RM + 64 GB storage, which is similar to current price of Redmi Note 4.

The post by MIUI forum moderator also leaves a question on the successor of Redmi 4/4X, which is popular amongst users because of its compact design, battery life and price.

There is no official confirmation on this till now but since a forum Super Moderator posted the same, we are expecting it to be authentic. We are expecting it to be released in India as the Redmi Note 5 sometime in early 2018. It is expected to be priced at Rs. 9,999 for 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 12,999 for 4GB RAM variant. Are you willing to see Redmi 5 Plus as the Redmi Note 4 successor? If not, what are your expectations from Redmi Note 4 successor.

Specifications and review of redmi note 4

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE

Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

BODYDimensions :151 x 76 x 8.5 mm (5.94 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight :165 g

DISPLAY :IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size5.5 inches (~72.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
redmi note 4
redmi note 4
– MIUI 8.2
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPUOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal32 GB, 2/3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
[email protected], [email protected], check quality
Secondary5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS

Infrared port
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors :Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery :Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
Colors :Gray, Gold, Black
Price : Rs. 9999 for 2gb ram and 32gb internal
            Rs. 10999 for 3gb ram and 32gb internal
            Rs. 12999 for 4gb ram and 64gb internal

REVEIW:

pros: 

1) DISPLY:disply is very good. Also good under sunlight, viewing angles are great.
2) BUILT QUALITY: built quality is excellent feels premium phone in hand.
3) PERFORMANCE: its using snapdragon 625 which is known for balanced chip performance and battery.
4) BATTERY: battery is the selling point of this devices just i can   say great battery life about 6 hrs SOT with mixed usage.
cons:
1) CAMERA: camera is above average but good compares to redmi note 3 .
2) SPEAKERS:speakers are not that great.
3)GLASS: no gorialla glass.

4) ACCESSORIES: tempered glass not fitted well due to 2.5D glass and back covers are only for chinese variant.