Xiaomi’s affordable Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have officially arrived in Malaysia

Posted:  February 2, 2018   By:    15 comments   

UPDATE: It appears that retailer DirectD has removed their Redmi 5/5 Plus product pages and social post.

UPDATE 2: The Redmi 5/5 Plus are now officially on sale in Malaysia.

Xiaomi’s latest Redmi 5 series has finally arrived in Malaysia with official Xiaomi Malaysia warranty. Available in two sizes, the Redmi 5 is priced from RM679, making it one of the most affordable 18:9 smartphones you can buy right now.

The Redmi 5 is officially priced at RM679, while the Redmi 5 Plus is going for RM749. In terms of colours, the Redmi 5 is only available in Gold while the Redmi 5 Plus comes in Gold, Black and Blue. Currently, there’s only one spec for Malaysia which comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.

To recap on the specs, the Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7″ HD+ display, a Snapdragon 450 processor and a 3,300mAh battery. Meanwhile, the larger Redmi 5 Plus gets a higher 5.99″ FullHD+ display and it runs on a more capable Snapdragon 625 processor that’s powered by a 4,000mAh battery. In terms of camera, both models feature a 12MP main camera, while the front comes with a 5MP selfie shooter.

Interestingly, DirectD is still selling import sets and both models are going for RM699. For more information on the Xiaomi Malaysia sets, you can check out these Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus pages at DirectD.

UPDATE: DirectD has removed their Redmi 5/5 Plus product pages. They have also removed their Facebook posting announcing the availability of Redmi 5 stocks with Xiaomi Malaysia warranty. Below is a screencap of their website and Facebook post before it was pulled down.


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15 Comments for Xiaomi’s affordable Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have officially arrived in Malaysia


Again should be 2018 winner below 1k.


It’s too overpriced. I found it in gearbest and flipkart and for the 3gb redmi 5 plus it’s only RM702.


Should have bring in the high spec version with 4GB RAM 64GB ROM.

3GB RAM 32GB ROM are so 2016


    Fully agree that consumers deserve the option of higher capacity version, actually normal for 2018…4GB RAM and 64GB ROM


Meh the redmi 5 is actually sold at rm600 ish when I was at China.


    When I was in China, they were not selling this phone


Any likelihood for redmi note 4 price to drop from this?

Ramyramza M Yazit

Just a few months use 4,and now brand new 5 n +


Direct d link not working and I checked Lazada official xiaomi site its not there and also their official website. Have they started selling?


Yeah.. I check Mi malaysia too.. no sign on official Redmi 5/5 plus..

And your source not working too.. False info??

Zulkarnain Ramli

Actually i really loves xiomi.really loves its slick design .its software its like prototype for iphone/oppo and huawei
Made me thinking thats its maybe a beta tester for all those product in constructure.ios/androind:mios.
But the price is high make ppl like me cant afford to buy it.gheeze.
Buy really who are using xiomi can compare it with huawei and oppo.
I loves all xiomi mobile phone.


the most affordable smartphones always come from xiaomi. bye2 oppo, vivo, samsung, asus, huawei..etc
redmi 5 plus – will be 2018 top phones compared to price.
i have note 4x snapdragon, superb performances, hats of to xiaomi for making this phones an affordable one.


i went to mi store at klcc, and asked about redmi 5 plus, the staff told me to wait next week….huhuhu

Cfoo ajoy

Not much different with note 4, thus screen expand 0.4 inches..

Aniki Tan

geekbuying is selling much cheaper with Redmi 5 Plus 3GB sold at USD158.99 while 4GB sold at USD189.99