Xiaomi rumored to rename Redmi Note 5 to Redmi 5 Plus, dropping the “Note” line-up
The most anticipated phone of year Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 — successor to Redmi Note 4 — is rebranded to Redmi 5 Plus, which has already released in China, according to a super moderator at MIUI Forum, mitch002.
Further, he added, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is going to remain the company’s only large-screened affordable option. Xiaomi is dropping the Note moniker “as of this moment.” Although this is not an official confirmation by the manufacturer, it is as close as it gets.
“No one knows, but as of the moment, Xiaomi has decided to drop the Note name on their 5.7-inch sized budget phones,” the MIUI Forum member claimed.
The Redmi 5 Plus has an 18:9 display along with Snapdragon 625 chipset, 3/4 GB RAM, and 32/64 GB storage. It comes with 12 MP main sensor on the rear, coupled with a dual-LED flash and a 5 MP selfie camera on the front.
In China, the Redmi 5 Plus 3GB RAM variant is available for purchase at CNY 999 (approximately ₹9,700), while its 4GB RAM variant comes with a price tag of CNY 1,299 (approximately ₹12,700). Details about the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus in India are yet to arrive. Also, it is unclear whether Xiaomi would bring the Redmi Note 5 as a renamed version of the Redmi 5 Plus.
The Redmi Note 4 was one of the best selling smartphones in India and has so far sold it has over five million units in the country. There’s a possibility that Xiaomi might not change the name of Redmi Note 4’s successor to Redmi 5 Plus, seeing the popularity of Note series in India.