Xiaomi Redmi 5 Likely Leaked in TENAA Certification, 5-inch Display and Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner Featured [VIDEO]
Xiaomi is expected to launch several new smartphones throughout the course of the year, but there is still very little information on what those phones will be. For this reason, a newly spotted Xiaomi smartphone at TENAA has now caused confusion amongst fans regarding what the model will be called when it is released.
According to Xiaomi Today, the new Xiaomi smartphone that passed its certification with the Chinese regulatory agency could be the highly-awaited successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 4, the Xiaomi Redmi 5. However, other reports have speculated that based on the little information provided in the certification, the new phone could be a separate Redmi 4 model similar to the recently unveiled Redmi Note 4X.
The certification itself reveals that the phone is equipped with a 5-inch display, a 4,100 mAh battery, and a 141.3 x 69.6 x 8.9 mm dimension. All of the aforementioned specification are quite similar to the Redmi 4, which points to it being a possible successor with better internals. The listing doesn't really reveal other hardware specs, such as the processor, amount of RAM, camera, or its memory configuration, which is why it makes it hard to make a firm conclusion.
The image included in the certification also reveals that the device, with a model number MAE136, will be coming with an all metal housing, Xiaomi's typical antenna band setup, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. These features are however quite common on all Xiaomi-made smartphones, which doesn't really help to narrow down the phone's actual model designation.
Whatever the case may be, the brand new phone will likely still be a welcomed addition to the Xiaomi line-up as it will likely be priced competitively. The device is also expected to sport some decent internals, which will probably be announced at some point in time.