With many rumors surrounding the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and its reported shelving, a new report surfaced, pointing to an imminent release of the device happening just around the corner.
According to a report from Chinese website MyDrivers, the phone manufacturer is said to be slated to announce the Redmi Note 5 within the second quarter of 2018. The report also noted that the company is allegedly already testing the device internally as it experiences a bit of a delay in the supply and production of the Snapdragon 632 from Qualcomm, which is reported to be the chip used by the upcoming device.
Moreover, the report also said that the choice to use the Snapdragon 632 was a step backward, as it was previously announced back in October that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset. The 632 variant clocks in at a slightly lower speed and GPU, though it retains the Spectra 160 ISP (image signal processor) that boosts the images of the device's camera.
Speaking of the camera, the Redmi Note 5 is also likely sport a dual camera setup on the back, a Gadgets360 report noted. The setup becomes very much a possibility since the device will feature the Spectra 160 ISP, which provides remarkable support for dual cameras. Apart from the dual camera at the back, it will also feature a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.
As for the display, it is expected to showcase a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. In addition, an Oppomart listing also hinted that the Redmi Note 5 will come in two variants. The first one offers 3BG RAM and 32GB storage while the second comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Back in late December of last year, a MIUMI Super Moderator posted a review of the Redmi 5 Plus, saying that it is also the Redmi Note 5, only rebranded since Xiaomi has allegedly dropped the "Note" branding.