UPDATE: The Redmi 5/5 Plus with Xiaomi Malaysia warranty have finally arrived. Priced from RM679.
Looking for an affordable “FullView” display smartphone that has decent hardware and an affordable price tag? The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are some of the top contenders that are priced under RM800. If you prefer not to get imported sets, it appears that the official Mi Malaysia units are hitting our shores as early as next week.
Retailer Satu Gadget Dot Com has recently teased that both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus official Malaysian sets will be arriving on 7 February 2018. According to their image below, there will be just a single variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
There are no details on its official pricing but we reckon both should be priced under RM800. As a comparison, DirectD is selling both Redmi 5/5 Plus imported models with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage at RM699. It is interesting that both are priced the same considering one is bigger and has a more capable Snapdragon 625 processor. In China, the Redmi 5 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage) is going for 899CNY (about RM554) while the Redmi 5 Plus (3GB RAM + 32GB storage) is priced at 999CNY (about RM615).
To recap on the specs, the Redmi 5 gets a 5.7″ HD+ 720p display and it runs on a Snapdragon 450 processor. It carries a 3,300mAh battery and there’s a 12MP main camera plus a 5MP selfie shooter. The larger Redmi 5 Plus has a bigger 5.99″ FullHD+ display and it is powered by a familiar Snapdragon 625 processor. There’s also a 12MP main, 5MP front camera and a larger 4,000mAh battery.
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