The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus was leaked by the Chinese regulatory body TENAA on Wednesday. What’s more, Xiaomi officially confirmed via its Weibo account that it will announce the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus on December 7.
To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 was announced earlier this year, and rumors of its successors have been churning out for the last few weeks. There have been rumblings that Xiaomi would launch both the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus, a higher-end variant, before the end of 2017, and earlier this week the Redmi 5 was prematurely revealed by China Telecom.
Now, the Redmi 5 Plus has been leaked on TENAA, giving a first good look at the device. The phone will have a similar design to the Redmi 5, and will be made of metal with plastic caps at the top and bottom. The highlight might just be the 5.99-inch IPS display, which has a 18:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD+ (2160×1080) resolution. It’s a larger screen than even the phones in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series.
The Redmi 5 Plus will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and it’ll come in two variants: One with 3GB of RAM and 32GB, and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both will have a 12MP rear camera, though the sensor and pixel size remain unknown at this point. And the front-facing camera will be 5MP, same as the Redmi 5.
The Redmi 5 Plus will have a 4000mAh battery, judging by the leak. While the battery capacity is bigger compared to the Redmi 5 (3300mAh), it’s still smaller its predecessor (4100mAh).
Separately, Xiaomi confirmed that the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus will be announced in China on December 7. The Chinese OEM said that both phones will have a FullView display and a single rear camera, along with a fingerprint sensor below it. We expect to learn more next month.