In terms of OS, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is likely to run Android 7.1 Nougat wrapped over company's MIUI 9 custom UI. The screen-to-body ratio on the Redmi Note 5 might perhaps be slightly higher than the Redmi 5 Plus, although this hasn't been confirmed just yet. The phones haven't launched internationally yet, but this week, a MIUI moderator said that the Redmi 5 Plus would take the place of the rumored Redmi Note 5 in some markets. It's reportedly being tested internally for a release in Q2 2018, but faces delays because of supply issues with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 system-on-chip.
According to MySmartPrice, the launch of the smartphone has been slightly delayed as Xiaomi is waiting for Qualcomm to release the octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC, a minor downgrade over the Snapdragon 636 chipset that was announced in October previous year.
The Snapdragon 632 SoC is said to come with a lower clock frequency and a lower-clocked GPU.
As we have already seen the 18:9 aspect ratio display on the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, the same applies here.
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The worldwide variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in January 2017, and it went on to become India' best-selling smartphone of 2017.
In the camera department, the Redmi Note 5 is expected to feature a dual-lens primary camera setup. It will be available in two variants - 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage.
The device is also expected to ship with a dual camera setup on the back, and if the provided info is to be believed, it will sport two 12-megapixel cameras, while the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus comes with a single main snapper.
The rumor goes on saying that the Redmi Note 5 has been in testing for quite some time now, and it also states that the Snapdragon 632 is coming. Going by the latest rumor, the smartphone will be launched in China at the starting price of 1,599 Yuan (approximately Rs. 15,600).