[UPDATED] Six New Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Renders Surface

Xiaomi had already announced that the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones will arrive on December 7, and the two phones have just surfaced in a number of press renders. Six Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus press renders have appeared on Weibo (Chinese social network), and in these renders you can check out the Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold color variants of the company’s upcoming smartphones.

Now, if these images are to be believed, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will ship with a single camera on the back, which actually goes hand-in-hand with the info that leaked several times thus far. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will sport rather thin bezels, though not as thin as the Galaxy S8, or the LG V30, but considerably thinner than previous Redmi-branded handsets. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will ship with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and its displays will sport rounded corners. The back side of these two phones will be curved, and the two phones will be made out of metal. The main snapper on the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will protrude on the back a bit, while the company’s branding will be included on the back. All of the physical keys will be placed on the right-hand side of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Now, as far as specs are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is expected to be a bit smaller than the Redmi 5 Plus, as it’s expected to sport a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) display. This phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, if rumors are to be believed, and it will arrive in both 2GB and 3GB RAM variants, both of which are rumored to sport 32GB of native storage. A 12-megapixel main snapper will be included, as will a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. A 3,300mAh non-removable battery will probably be included in this package as well.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will arrive with a 5.99-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) display, along with 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core processor, and it will also sport a 12-megapixel camera on the back. A 5-megapixel shooter will be included on the phone’s front side, while both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will ship with Android Nougat, and MIUI 9 on top of it.

UPDATE: It seems like these images are actually official, they came from Donovan Sung, Xiaomi's Director of Product Management and Marketing.

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