Yesterday the Chinese Apple announced it will unleash two new smartphones dubbed as the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. Both models will use the trendiest technology. Thus they will come with a full-screen design. But there are a couple of other selling points as well including a soft light for better selfies and a 4000mAh battery. What’s amazing, these phones should be priced around (under) 1000 yuan ($151).
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and its sibling will use an 18:9 full-screen design at 5.7 and 5.99 inches, respectively. Thus they have canceled three traditional physical keys on the front. Plus, due to this design, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back.
However, any smartphone should sport a powerful chip to provide a smooth performance. It’s said the Redmi 5 will be packed with a Snapdragon 450, while the Redmi 5 Plus will come with a Snapdragon 625. They should be paired with a 2/3/4GB RAM and 16/32/64GB internal storage. This sounds quite attractive because they come our way from Qualcomm that is known for its leading activity in the mobile chips market. But no one wonders what performance should be provided by the newest Snapdragon 450.
This is a new chip found only on one device, the Vivo V7+. The latter is another entry-level smartphone sporting a full-screen. The Snapdragon 450 uses an octa-core A53 architecture clocked at up to 1.8GHz. The baseband has been upgraded to X9 LTE. The rest of important features have been improved as well. As a result, it provides 4 hours longer battery life, supports for dual-camera, the CPU performance was enhanced by 25%, and finally, it comes with an Adreno 506 GPU.
This chip that should be found under the hood of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is considered to be the low-frequency version of the Snapdragon 625. However, there is a big gap in terms of performance when compared to the Snapdragon 660. But on the other hand, it’s still demanded to pack a low-end smartphone with a Qualcomm-made chip.