Some Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 details have just surfaced, and the device has allegedly paid a visit to the FCC. A mysterious device popped up in an FCC filing, and it seems to be the upcoming Redmi Note 5, though we cannot be sure of that. In any case, some information about the device leaked as well, and if Xiaomi plans to stick to their release schedule, the Redmi Note 5 could be announced before the end of this month, so the timing definitely fits.
According to the leaked info, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be made out of metal, just like its predecessor, and the phone will sport a 5.5-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 652 64-bit octa-core SoC and MediaTek's Helio X25 64-bit deca-core SoC will fuel the Redmi Note 5, though not at the same time, of course, Xiaomi will utilize both of this SoC, but their availability will be market dependent. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to ship with 4GB of RAM on the inside, and also 32GB or 64GB of expandable internal storage. On the back of the device, you can expect to see a 16-megapixel camera, while an 8-megapixel snapper will probably be placed on the device's front side. The 4,000mAh battery will probably also be a part of the package, and Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging will be at your disposal as well. The leak says that the MIUI 9 OS will come pre-installed on the Redmi Note 5, but truth be told, we doubt that MIUI 9 will be ready for launch before the end of this month, so this part seems a bit fishy. In addition to all that, it seems like the phone will ship win Black, Silver and Gold variants, at least according to the leaked info.
Now, as you can see, a lot of Redmi Note 5 info leaked, including even the phone's pricing. If the provided information is accurate, the Redmi Note 5 will cost €200 ($212) in Europe, $200 in the US and ₹12,999 ($191) in India. Do take this info with a grain of salt, as we cannot confirm that it is legit, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. As already mentioned, Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Note 5 before the end of January, so we'll probably get more info soon.