The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is of the most interesting budget-focused smartphones introduced this year, and it is now in Malaysia. Carrying a very, very competitive price tag with great value for money, the Redmi Note 5 may just be the mid-range smartphone to beat.
Let’s talk about the hardware of the Redmi Note 5. It features a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display with minimal bezels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset – it comes with the same semi-custom Kryo 260 cores found in the higher-end Snapdragon 660 – paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of expandable storage, and a generous 4,000mAh battery.
While these hardware are pretty great for a mid-range smartphone, the Redmi Note 5’s biggest differentiator is its dual-camera system. Made up of a 12MP f/1.9 primary shooter – with a large 1.4μm pixel size – and a 5MP sensor to capture depth information, it promises great camera performance and fast autofocus, thanks to the camera’s dual-pixel autofocus system.
For those who are more into selfies, the Redmi Note 5 features a 13MP front-facing shooter. It supports Xiaomi’s AI-powered Beautify 4.0 algorithm – which subtly enhances your selfies – and even a Portrait Mode to simulate bokeh effects.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available for pre-order tomorrow on Lazada; it can be purchased at Mi Stores nationwide from 5 May onwards. The 32GB model with 3GB of RAM retails at RM799, while the 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM goes for RM999. To learn more about the Redmi Note 5, check out our hands on right here.