Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is now gearing up to bring its next edition of devices like the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 series. The company is launching the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus in an event in China on December 7. The announcement was made by Xiaomi on Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging site. The post made by the company refers to a 'full screen' display which points towards an 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels.
Apart from the Weibo post, the smartphones were spotted on the Chinese telecommunications certification authority TENAA's site. TENAA gives us a glance at the specifications of the smartphones which confirm that the Redmi 5 will sport a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 720x1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The frame of the smartphone will be same as the Redmi 4, but due to the minimal bezels, Xiaomi was able to fit on a larger display. This also means that the capacitive keys will be replaced by an on-screen navigation bar.
The TENAA listing shows the Redmi 5 running on a 1.8GHz octa-core processor which is most likely to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. As far as the storage and RAM options are concerned, there will be three options to choose from including 2GB, 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The storage options showed on TENAA included 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The device will support expandable storage of up to 128GB using a microSD card. The device will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.