Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with 18:9 Full Screen display now available in Malaysia

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Full screen or near bezel-less smartphones are on trend at the moment, but let’s not forget who started it all. Tech upstart Xiaomi was first out of the blocks with the ground-breaking Mi Mix concept back in 2016. And now the company is integrating similar tech into its new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus devices.

Redmi devices have single-handedly propelled Xiaomi to cult like status back in its home country of China, and subsequently making it a global powerhouse it is currently.

Both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus pack huge immersive displays into a compact form factor, and are offered at below MYR1,000.

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The Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch HD (1440×720) display, while its bigger sibling packs a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160×1080) display. Both feature rounded display corners that complements the four-sided curved design.

Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Aside from the near bezel-less 18:9 displays, both devices boast Qualcomm’s 14nm octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, something unseen in this category.

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In the camera department, the devices com with single 12MP rear cameras sporting large 1.25um pixel sensors. Larger pixels help capture more light and offer better low light performance.

Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

On the front, the Redmi 5/Redmi 5 Plus boast a 5MP camera with front-facing selfie light to ensure selfies are always well-lit, even in low-light conditions. Additionally, there’s Xiaomi’s Beautify 3.0 software to further enhance and optimise selfies.

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With the power-efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset, large 3,300 and 4,000mAh batteries as well as enhancements in MIUI 9, expect both devices to deliver all-day battery life.

Xiaomi claims the Redmi 5 Plus can deliver up to 14 hours of continuous video playback, and nearly 8 hours of continuous gaming, on a single charge.

Pricing and availability

The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are offered in Black, Gold and Blue for MYR679 and MYR749 respectively.

The first sales for 3GB + 32GB version of both of these phones will begin on 7 February, 2018 at 3 Authorized Mi Stores, participating Mi Zones as well as official Mi Store at Lazada Online.

The 2GB + 16GB version of Redmi 5 and 4GB + 64GB version of Redmi 5 Plus will be available at later date.

For additional information about Xiaomi, visit: http://blog.mi.com/en/

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