Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 appears with Snapdragon 617 and Android 7.1

James Marshall
October 19, 2017

This could indicate one critical factor: that the Xiaomi Redmi devices, in the mid-range smartphone segment at least, could well have the FHD+ screen resolutions onboard when their new devices release next year.

Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was released in August past year and became one of the most popular in the lineup Xiaomi. While we do know that the phone is likely to be launched in the coming days, its hardware specifications have yet to be leaked. It houses Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 octa-core, not Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 as previously reported. Hence, it appears that there could be some problem with the Geekbench listing of Redmi Note 5 as it is unlikely to be powered by the aging Snapdragon 617 SoC.

The Snapdragon 636 processor will support Full HD+ full screen displays, and that happens to be the case of the rumored upcoming Redmi handset by Xiaomi. Interestingly, the latest mid-end chipset is created to support the new 18:9 aspect ratio displays that are now becoming common.

The Snapdragon 636 will allow the phone to have wide-screen 18:9 aspect ratio and even the leaked Redmi Note 5 images too suggests the same, but the Geekbench listing is confusing the fans and tech critics alike.

Additionally, the alleged Redmi Note 5 will come with a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 16-megapixel camera and another 5-megapixel camera. Going by the Snapdragon 636's capabilities, Xiaomi is expected to go with the new series. Its Redmi Note 4 sold exceptionally well in the market, so naturally people are discussing about the Note 5.

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