Xiaomi products may take some time to reach our shores – and there’s a reason for it – but the company has recently registered two new products on SIRIM. More likely than not, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch these products in Malaysia, and they may just be the Mi Band 2 and the recently unveiled Redmi 4A.
When we looked through SIRIM’s database, we notice two new products were registered under Xiaomi. One is categorised as a Bluetooth equipment with the model number “XMSH04HM,” while another is a smartphone dubbed “2016117.” A quick Google search revealed that the former is in fact the Mi Band 2, but nothing relevant came up for the latter.
Naturally, we then searched TENAA’s database – China’s certification body – for any Xiaomi smartphone with a matching model number. Although there’s no device with the same model number, two Xiaomi devices with almost identical model numbers came up: “2016111” and “2016112.”
Aside from the slightly different model numbers, these two smartphones are almost identical to each other. Both devices feature 1.4GHz quad-core processors paired with 2GB of RAM, 5-inch 720p displays, as well as 3,030mAh batteries. The thing is, these specifications match that of the new Redmi 4A; aside from the fingerprint sensor of the former two devices, all three devices share the same design as well.
As far as we can tell, this mysterious smartphone is likely to be a variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, although this is merely an educated guess until Xiaomi itself confirms it. Regardless, now that the Mi Band 2 and the “mysterious smartphone” are registered with SIRIM, we may hear something from Xiaomi Malaysia soon enough.