Following a launch in Taiwan, Xiaomi has now launched the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus in Malaysia. The affordable Redmi twins are already on shelves of Malaysian retailer Direct D. Redmi 5 starts with a price tag of MYR 679 (approx $175/ Rs 11,200) while the Redmi 5 Plus starts at MYR 749 (approx $190 / Rs 12,360). Colour options include just Gold for the smaller sibling, while the bigger Redmi 5 Plus has Blue, Black, and Gold shades.
Many Indian Redmi Note users have been waiting eagerly for a launch of the new Redmi 5 duo in India. However, Xiaomi’s second-biggest market has been denied up to this point. But the release of the two handsets looks imminent this month globally as well as in India as it has visited the Wi-Fi Alliance. The info broke out yesterday that a Redmi 5 Plus was certified by the regulatory authority. There isn’t much to take away from the certification itself. However, we do know that the Redmi 5 Plus was planted with Android 7.1.2 Nougat baked with MIUI 9.
After a smartphone gets the nod from the Wi-Fi Alliance, it generally launches in a couple of weeks. This appears to be the case with the Redmi duo too. There are rumours flying around that Xiaomi might launch the Redmi 5 Plus in India as the Redmi Note 5 with an upgraded processor. However, nothing seems to be coming from the official window that suggests this. Yet others suggested that Xiaomi will skip the Redmi Note 5 altogether surprisingly.