A leaked render has given a peek in to what Xiaomi’s upcoming budget smartphone the Redmi 5 Plus will look like. And it confirms that the Chinese smartphone maker is ready to storm the budget Android space with a bezel-less design, limited right now to mid and high-end phones mostly.
The image leaked on Wiebo shows a Redmi 5 Plus with corner to corner display and very minimal bezels at the top and bottom. In fact the phone looks more bezel-less than LG G6 or Pixel 2. But again it is a graphic render so don’t take it to be the final design yet. Of course the 18:9 display has long been rumoured about the phone so expect a 6 inch display in the same form factor as the Redmi Note 4.
At the back, the phone has dual cameras and a design very similar to the Redmi Note 4. The Mi Max 2 with a 6.44 inch display also had the same design and the Redmi 5 Plus could surely follow suit. It is a pretty sturdy metal unibody design tried and tested by Xiaomi in both Indian and global market.
As for the specs, they look very similar to that of the Redmi Note 4 hinted by previous leaks. Either a Snapdragon 625 or 630 chip will power the smartphone along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for the base variant.
The dual cameras specs are not known, but it could be an implementation similar to the Mi A1, that is a pair of zoom and wide angle camera units. In comparison, the present thin-bezel budget phones the Micromax Canvas Infinity and the LG Q6 have weaker specs and miss out on dual cameras.
There has been no official timeline for the launch of Redmi 5 Plus. As far as rumours go, both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus were expected for a China launch on November 11. But that does not seem to be happening. Xiaomi recently unveiled MIUI 9 in India alongside two new phones. The update will be available on 32 smartphones launched as early as 2012.