The Xiaomi smartphone you’ve been waiting for has been spotted on SIRIM

Posted:  April 9, 2018   By:    21 comments   

Xiaomi‘s new smartphone is coming to Malaysia and it’s the one you’ve been waiting for. Sure, flagships are cool, but for a lot of us, the mid-range is where the money’s at. It’s the one we can actually afford and with how good they’re getting, it can get pretty hard to justify paying so much more for a top-of-the-line handset.

And I don’t think anyone makes better mid-rangers than Xiaomi does. So get hyped because it looks like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is coming to our shores very soon.

The Chinese company’s upcoming mid-ranger was spotted on SIRIM recently which is a big indication that the smartphone will be going on sale here very soon. With the Indonesian launch coming in just 10 days, it looks like we’ll be getting it very soon after. There is just one small problem.

We’re not quite sure which variant of the Redmi Note 5 we will be getting. Last year, Xiaomi mixed things up a little when they launched the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus. In India, the Redmi 5 Plus basically relaunched as the Redmi Note 5 and the company unveiled yet another more capable version called the Redmi Note 5 Pro with dual cameras.

Then, in China, Xiaomi launched another Redmi Note 5 which has roughly the same specs as India’s Redmi Note 5 Pro but with a tweaked camera. This version comes with a 12MP f/1.9 aperture + 5MP dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP f/2.2 aperture selfie shooter in front. India’s Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, has a dual camera setup but with an f/2.2 aperture lens on the main camera instead. In front, India’s version also comes with a 20MP f/2.2 aperture selfie shooter.

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The rest of the specs, including the 5.99″ Full HD 18:9 aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 636 processor, up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery. One final little difference though, is the fact that the China Redmi Note 5 comes running Android 8.0 Oreo instead of Nougat.

Besides the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi’s brand new wireless charger has also made an appearance on SIRIM. Oddly, the Mi MIX 2S which launched with the wireless charger — and was designed to be used with that charger — has not been spotted.

Thanks @KevinNgTK for the tip!

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21 Comments for The Xiaomi smartphone you’ve been waiting for has been spotted on SIRIM


any clue on meizu E3 ? both meizu E3 and redmi note 5 have same chip where performance and efficiency is at balance, i will buy either one as soon its release offficially on malaysia market 🙂


cheapskate phone coming on the way but iphone users never case
cheapskate.. low class


    Go suck a nut


    Who cares about class when there are other important things to think about. Smart and succesfull people doesnt care about class, some use iphone because its hassle free. Some opt for a mid ranger because thats where spec and price are balanced, there are more profitable area to spend money. Why spend so much on phone that you only use not more than 50% of thr function.


    saying such thing make yourself a low class


      Maybe it is good to call oneself high class when you having a d.s house at 50% paid off, stock or share worth 0.5 million and some other income generating. Only then going out spend something like RM3k for a smart phone which somehow tends to last less than 3 years. I remembered once my daugther came back from college declaring that a number of her mates are rich and classy. I said “ha ha…. Your perspective is wrong. It is their rich parent that enable them to look classy and they are certainly not yet rich by their own effort!”.

    Dayal Singh

    because apple users are blind mind, they can buy the same phone with higher price every year.


    Earlier of this year i was aiming to get iPhone X (because i am Apple user), but after think wisely why i need to spend almost 5k for just a phone. Instead i decided to purchase Redmi 5 Plus last month which is more savings and the balance 4k can make anything better. Be smart.


    Rather than an iphone, invest in English lessons for yourself. You need it.

      P9 user

      Maybe he can pay you to teach him English, well~ you need the money.


    I wishes you will be so rich someday that you cannot enjoy buying anything because you do not have a heart that feel joy..


Yess finally!

Ray Joon Keat

Hi! Friends (Iphone supporter)

Btw do you aware or know that your lovely, admirable, high standard/class and branded Iphone are actually assembled in China. Part of it’s components are from China too.

Same country of origin as Xiaomi.

I think everyone need to spend money wisely and go for thing or stuff which is value for money.

No point holding an expensive smartphone like Iphone but you are taken bus to work, renting a room to stay or eating at the hawker store along the street.

You need to balance up your lifestyle in order to live without much struggling.



    So do you mean iPhone and Xiaomi shares the same components?

    Are you sure?


the worst about mi phone is it’s don’t have reliable gps

Think like a jew

My dear friend, to me if the phone can help me to make money, that’s the phone you need. If anyone sign a contract with telco just to show you have class, you are an idiot. FYI, people in China don’t pay by instalment but purchase outright cash. You have no class if you don’t spend money wisely. Think carefully, you are making this country poorer by paying a premium for a gadget which don’t make you richer


    It is only worth to sign up for a contract if your company subsidise the monthly phone bills or you are already consistently using so much data /amount every month

Lika A

I just wish new mi mix 2 would getting a bigger battery. If it doesn’t I would wait for mi max 3 cheap bulky and huge battery lol.

2FM Media

Very nice info


Hi SoyaCincau..When will this be launched here in Malaysia? Any specific date?

Dave Chapman

Hope there’s follow up on the news. Want to get my hands on the Note 5 – global version. I’ve bought the China rom version recently but had to return them due to no OTA support. Bummed.