Valentine’s Day this year seems to have gotten more interesting for Xiaomi fans. The Chinese company has sent technology journalists an invite to a February 14 event in New Delhi, India.
(Update, February 14: The Redmi Note 5 is official! Xiaomi also introduced another Redmi. Read this: Meet the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5.)
The invitation shows “product launch” and does not mention the device or devices that Xiaomi is announcing on that date. The huge number “5” there likely means that the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus will finally be available in India, a market where Xiaomi dethroned Samsung as the top smartphone vendor in the last quarter of 2017.
But word has it that we could be seeing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, too.
The Redmi Note 4 budget phone is already due for an update. The first variant — a model that’s powered by a MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 deca-core processor — was released in June 2016. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 version was rolled out to stores seven months after, in January 2017.
There are conflicting reports on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. One of the latest stories says that the smartphone will have different configurations. The Snapdragon 630 variant will supposedly have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and the one with Snapdragon 636 inside will allegedly get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in memory.
Two cameras — one 16 megapixels, and the other, 5 megapixels — are purportedly arranged vertically on the back, on top of the fingerprint sensor. And on the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Full HD+ display could measure 5.99 inches and has a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels.
Let’s see if Xiaomi is indeed announcing the Redmi Note 5 in India come February 14. What’s your guess?
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