Back in December, Xiaomi launched all-new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China. These are the first Redmi smartphones to offer 18:9 aspect ratio. While the Redmi 5 is the successor to last year’s Redmi 4, the new Redmi 5 Plus comes with a bigger display and better specifications. Now, the company has launched both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in Malaysia.
Both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 & Redmi 5 Plus are now available through the retailer Direct D, and the pricing starts at MYR 679. While the Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution, the Redmi 5 Plus sports a bigger 5.99-inch display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The Redmi 5 packs a 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB/3GB of RAM.
Talking about the Redmi 5 Plus, it is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. Both the devices include a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. In the camera department, both the devices offer the same 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The devices come with on-screen navigation buttons and sports rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
While the Redmi 5 comes with a 3,300mAh battery, the Redmi 5 Plus with a slightly bigger form factor packs a bigger 4,000mAh battery. Connectivity options 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. In Malaysia, the Redmi 5 is priced at MYR 679 (approx $175 / Rs. 11,200) and comes only in Gold color. Coming to the Redmi 5 Plus, it costs MYR 749 (approx $190 / Rs. 12,360) and is available in Blue, Black, and Gold color options.
Later this month, we also expect Xiaomi India to launch both these devices in the Indian market. Instead of Redmi 5 Plus, we might see it as Redmi Note 5 in India. The Redmi Note 4 is the most popular budget smartphone in the country for 2017. Now in 2018, we don’t expect the company goes for Redmi 5 Plus instead of Redmi Note 5. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!