Xiaomi Redmi 5 will bring 18:9 “full screen” display to the masses

Posted:  November 30, 2017   By:    13 comments   


Xiaomi will be announcing its new affordable Redmi 5 series that would come with an 18:9 Full View display. This could be the most affordable smartphone that offers a big screen experience in a smaller smartphone body.

From the looks of it, there will be two models – a Redmi 5 and a Redmi 5 Plus. According to its TENAA certification listing, the Redmi 5 will have a 5.7″ screen that has a 1440×720 screen resolution in a 18:9 aspect ratio. The processor is listed as a 1.8GHz Octa-Core unit with up to 4GB of RAM and storage options of up to 64GB.

Meanwhile, the slightly bigger model which presumably is the Redmi 5 Plus comes with an even larger 5.99″ display that pushes a FullHD+ resolution of 2160×1080. That comes with a 2.0GHz processor with 4GB of RAM and storage options of either 32GB or 64GB.

Both models are quite an upgrade for a Redmi series. Even the screen size is larger than any Redmi Note series released to date. It might be possible that the Redmi 5 Plus is the successor of the current Redmi Note 4.

Based on the images above, the front does have a quite a bit of space on the forehead and chin but it lacks any capacitive buttons at the bottom. Over at the rear, it looks like a typical Redmi product with a single camera lens and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Interestingly, one of the models might be coming to Malaysia soon. A Xiaomi device with the model number MEG7 was spotted on our SIRIM database. The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be announced in China next Thursday on 7th December and it will be priced from under 1,000 CNY (RM618).

Thanks @KevinNgTK for the tip!


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13 Comments for Xiaomi Redmi 5 will bring 18:9 “full screen” display to the masses

Cancan

Which model is Malaysia getting again, the yellow ,red or blue dress one?
But seriously, is there any manufacturers out there who has the balls to squeeze a full screen display into a compact device? They are just like a flock of sheep, doing the same thing.
Hopefully the rumored S9 mini does not end up as vaporware too.

    James bond

    In Malaysia the price will be sky rocket high even in china it is about RM650.

Why u do this...

Why i am keep seeing this dumb hate speech? Grow up man, this is tech site not for your fanboyism… We come for the news not which phone is better… Please admin filter this toxic comment and make the comment section peacefull again!

    Hater

    I hate Apple (Inc.).

    Gizdomo

    gsmarena can allow you to select phone model and compare

M.K

So, Redmi series is getting bigger. What happen to Redmi Note? Smaller one will become Redmi Mini?

    kanazai2001

    it is not bigger… it is LONGER…
    like apple… growing LONGER…
    n becomes tv remote control…
    =P

    btw… it is built in IR remote control…
    LOL

bored

for now bigger is better.
Shd try snapdragon 660 instead of the 625.

swan

fan: wait the ugly bezel still there it is not full scre…
xiaomi: yes it is we wrote that word 'full screen'
fan: ok yes yeah finally xiaomi the best super phone for cheapest price

Gizdomo

give us oreo update on older redmi note phone pls..

Copperchopstick

Definite not buying if still dead fixed the back button at the right hand side, no chance of reaching with thumb when using by left single hand. Besides that and minus out the "decent" camera, my mum redmi note 4x are a damn good phone to use.

apasamy

now poor people can break their phone more easily XD