Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 not coming, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus takes its place

Yordan, 20 December 2017

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5 series on December 7, but some fans are still withholding purchases, waiting for the Redmi Note 5.

Apparently, the expected successor of the highly popular Redmi Note 4 was already here but under a different name and there won't be another device. According to a Super moderator on the MIUI forum the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is going to remain the company's only large-screened affordable option.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is already here under the name Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus/Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

According to user mitch002, Xiaomi is dropping the Note moniker “as of this moment.” Although this is not an official confirmation by the manufacturer, it is as close as it gets.

The Redmi 5 Plus has Snapdragon 625 chipset with 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage. The display has 18:9 ratio and a 5 MP selfie camera is keeping it company. The main sensor on the back is 12 MP, coupled with a dual-LED flash.

The phone is currently only available in China for CNY999 or CNY1,299 ($150 or $195), but it should hit other markets any moment now.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

That twitter post is asking when Redmi Note 5 will be available in India. There might be a possibility that Xiaomi just rebrand Redmi 5 Plus as Redmi Note 5 for India market. Just like how they rebrand Redmi Note 5A as Redmi Y1 for India market.

  • alexis

lmao sir exactly, i was already planned to buy honor 10 lite when i heard this rumor. im glad you did pointing me out to another fact that as credible as it is from mi itself, and finally consider that it is a false rumor. well i will take ...

  • alexis

thank you sir for pointing me the facts. with this information, then at least i know that super moderator on miui forum is definitely mistaken or just simply assumed things for his own popularity purpose, or he is just invalid, i hope his modera...