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Leaked image of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 shows 18:9 display, Snapdragon 625 SoC

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The image also suggests that the phone may also come with a 4000mAh battery, 12MP rear camera, 64GB storage and Nougat-based MIUI 9

Xiaomi it tipped to unveil the Redmi Note 5 smartphone soon and we may have gotten our first good look at the device. A Weibo user has posted an image of the phone, which suggests that the Chinese company might opt for the 18:9 display aspect ratio. The also gives us a glimpse as to what we can expect from the hardware front. As per the image, the phone is tipped to come with a 4000mAh battery, 12MP rear camera, 64GB internal storage and a 5.99-inch FHD+ screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The device runs MIUI 9, which is based on Android Nougat. It is also show to be powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is the same chipset used by the Redmi Note 4 and the Mi A1 smartphones.

These specifications match up to the ones listed on Chinese certification website, TENNA. However, it was earlier assumed that Xiaomi would opt for the new Snapdragon 630 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 625. The new SoC is already being used in the Moto X4, which was launched in India a few weeks back.

Xiaomi should unveil and launch the Redmi Note 5 in India soon. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was well received in the country since its launch in January this year. By August, the company says that it sold over 5 million units of the device and it currently claims that the phone is the number one selling phone in India. A recent IDC report also showed that Xiaomi was the fastest growing smartphone brand in India and was level with Samsung in the Indian smartphone market.

Besides the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has also teased the launch of a new device it calls “desh ka smartphone.” The new device is expected to be a low-cost smartphone which would compete with the likes of the JioPhone and the Micromax Bharat 1.