Xiaomi Redmi 5 leaks in press renders
Like the Redmi Note 5, this handset also comes with an 18:9 touchscreen, thus adhering to the most obvious trend of 2017 in the mobile world. The Redmi 5 was leaked by a Chinese telecom network, and the image you can see below was grabbed right before the premature listing was taken down.
The Redmi 5 will have a 5.7-inch display with "HD+" resolution, which might mean 1,440x720 (but that's not certain yet). It's powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset, aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage.
Camera-wise, we're looking at a 12 MP snapper on the back, with a 5 MP shooter for selfies. It appears that the phone uses a microUSB port, so it looks like Xiaomi's budget line isn't yet ready to jump to USB-C. The Redmi 5 is kept running by a 3,300 mAh battery.
It should become available on December 10. Price-wise, CNY 1,399 ($211) was rumored, but if the Redmi Note 5 costs CNY 1,000 ($151) to 1,200 ($181) as we heard earlier today, that can't possibly pan out - no way the smaller device will be more expensive than the larger model. Regardless, do expect both handsets to be incredibly affordable, as has always been the case with Redmi-branded products.
Compared to the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi 5 has a smaller (and possibly lower-res) screen, and a lower-capacity battery.