There won’t be a Redmi Note 5?

Posted:  December 21, 2017   By:    16 comments   

The Redmi Note 4 is undeniably the best bang for your buck smartphone priced under RM1,000. You get a decent sized 5.5″ Full HD screen and a frugal yet capable Snapdragon 625 processor with a generous amount of RAM and storage. If you’re waiting for its successor, it appears that Xiaomi is dropping the Redmi “Note” moniker so you won’t be seeing a Redmi Note 5 model anytime soon.

According to a thread posted by a MIUI Forum Supermoderator, Xiaomi has decided to drop the Note name on their 5.7″ sized budget phones. If you’re looking for a replacement, the “Redmi Note” lives on as the Redmi 5 Plus with an even larger display.

With smartphone makers moving towards “FullView” 18:9 display smartphones, Xiaomi has introduced their Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. To recap, the Redmi 5 features a 5.7″ HD 720p display with a Snapdragon 450 processor, while the Redmi 5 Plus gets a 5.99″ Full HD screen (2160 x 1080) with a Snapdragon 625 unit.

The Redmi 5 Plus is basically the 18:9 successor of the current Redmi Note 4. The same Snapdragon 625 processor might be dated but it is still a reliable workhorse even by today’s standards. Like the current Redmi Note 4, it comes in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB of storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB of storage. Storage is still expandable via microSD via its secondary SIM slot.

In terms of optics, it gets a 12MP f/2.2 main camera and a front 5MP selfie shooter that comes with a soft flash. It still gets a huge 4,000mAh battery and it still charges via MicroUSB. Despite going bigger in screen size, the Redmi 5 Plus is still quite affordable in price. Xiaomi is pricing it at 999CNY (RM617) for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 1,299CNY (RM802) for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. You can expect Xiaomi to price it under RRM1,000 when it hits Malaysia. In case you’re wondering, a device that appears to be the Redmi 5 Plus was spotted on our Malaysian SIRIM database last month.


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16 Comments for There won’t be a Redmi Note 5?

Musang King

Big mistake to kill Redmi Note series.

    Black seed

    Not killed. Basically Redmi 5 Plus is Redmi Note 5.


      In a way Xiaomi is killing there very own cashcow, Redmi Note 4 is the model that help Xiaomi pushing there sales in India, don't forget other China phone manufacturer is in the game as well.


      I think Xioami would create new series for Note with combination Redmi Note + Mi Note.. Using SD660..

      Currently no point Xioami released RN5 with same spec as R5+ and creating more confusion to Xiaomi Fan..

      All c/w 18:9 Display
      SD845 _ Mi & Mi Plus, Mix
      SD660 _ New Note series & Mi Max
      SD625 _ Redmi Plus
      SD4XX _ Entry level Redmi


    Actually they kill Redmi series as no replacement yet. Hopefully they will introduce Redmi 'Mini' later for sub 5" size. Not everyone want phablet size.


      Well the 18:9 bezeless design makes the 5.7" almost like a 5.2" phone. But yes i agree for a smaller phone.


Maybe Xiaomi want to focus to MI series


Didn't realize smartphone ownership are actually "class warfare" all this time?


    Elitist must use iPhone

    One level down is using Samsung

    Next level is Huawei followed by other China brands like OPPO,

    Poor fags like me use xiaomi, lenovo, etc

      De Letuz

      Smartest people will use Pixel or Samsung…only proud richboy use Iphone overpriced phone with old tech


      I am anxiously waiting to hear Lenovo P3 but I guess it’s not coming either. I think Lenovo is dropping their own brand phones going full moto. =(


no big deal, i will go for other cheap phone if my redmi note 4 getting old. Definitely not an ifan here, see what they do for older version of iphone, performance is slower corresponding to battery age, force you to get a new iphone, what a lame phone.


    no need to 'purposely' throttle android phone, it will slow down by itself month by month and force u to change after a year

    #truefact #bodokambingnotwillingtoaccept


No meh . I tried searching for Xiaomi Redmi 5 price in Malaysia . At least , RM 1100+ . For God’s sake , why do our goven loves to ‘decrease’ the burden for us to own such a good phone at a lower price tag ? Come on ! If there’s seriously one with RM 617 , I’ll definitely buy one immediately .


Someday, Xiaomi will join the overpriced bandwagon and will shy away to offer “best value for money” phones.

Timy P. Jose

mi is just playing. They want people to wait for their products. They never stop Note series in India.