24 October 2017
Smartphone manufacturers are pushing barriers as each is trying to outdo the other. While rumours were circulating about Xiaomi releasing an affordable full-screen phone, new leaks have surfaced on TENNA revealing that Xiaomi may have three full-screen smartphones in the works. The difference between these three phones would lie in their memory configurations. The source of the leak claims that the three new smartphones are presumably the Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus, and the Redmi Note 5. The Redmi Note 5 had already leaked on TENAA.
All three devices will have the same 18:9 display but will vary in terms of screen size and internal components. The Redmi 5 will allegedly have a 5.5-inch HD+ display while the other two smartphones will feature a larger 5.9-inch FHD+ display. However, the changes will not only be with regard to the screen size but also with regard to the memory. Rumour has it that the Redmi 5 will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage while the Redmi 5 Plus will have 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage.
However, there may be another variant of the Redmi 5 Plus as is common with Xiaomi. This might be a variant having 3GB Ram and 32GB internal storage. The SoC powering the Redmi 5 Plus is in all likelihood the Helio P25 SoC and will be priced at ¥1099($165). The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, might come with the Snapdragon 636 and with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to cost more and will be priced around ¥1599 ($240).
A leaked screenshot suggests that the phones may be launched this year in December. As of now, everything is based on speculation and should be treated that way. The only confirmed full-screen phones as of now is the Redmi MEE7 and Redmi MET7.