Yesterday some leaked press renders of the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 5 were making the rounds, and a few hours ago the Chinese company decided to officially tease it, while also revealing that it will be made official on December 7.
Ahead of that, the Redmi 5 has today received TENAA's certification, a prerequisite for every device that's to be sold in China. As usual, this means we have a couple of new images of the phone to look at.
What's more, a pretty comprehensive list of specs has been revealed by the certification authority too. The Redmi 5 will have a 5.7" 18:9 touchscreen with 1,440x720 resolution, and a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor. On the rear will sit a 12 MP camera, while for selfies a 5 MP shooter should do the trick.
The Redmi 5 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat underneath MIUI, and it will come in multiple configuration options, with 2/3/4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of storage, with microSD expansion. It will be kept chugging along by a 3,200 mAh battery.
The phone's dimensions are 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm, and it weighs 157g. It will be offered in black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, gray, and silver - undoubtedly one of the most colorful handsets we've seen in a long while. Xiaomi has already revealed that the Redmi 5 will start at CNY 999 in China, which right now translates into $151 or €127.
By this logic we could have a Snapdragon S1 that will for sure consume less battery!
SD636 goes "up to 1.8GHz" according to Snapdragon's own site and the 625 goes "up to 2.0GHz" so I am led to believe that a 636 is in order as there would be no reason to underclock a 625
Theoretically.....I am guessing you are not aware that most things theoretically rarely ever achieve such results....wait for the reviews and you will see that it should be slightly less than theoretical.