Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 5 and 6 more Authorised Mi stores
Today Xiaomi officially launched Redmi Note 5 at RM799 for the 3 + 32GB variant and RM999 for the 4 + 64GB variant. Redmi Note 5 offers amazing camera image quality and performance previously unseen in this price category, once again demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing the best smartphone technologies at the most amazing prices.
Dubbed the “Camera Beast,” Redmi Note 5 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 platform and has flagship-level photography capabilities. With a dual camera setup featuring a large 1.4μm-pixel sensor, AI camera effects and an LED Selfie light for its front camera, Redmi Note 5 is a photography powerhouse that takes amazing photos anywhere, at any time.
At the event today, Xiaomi also announced that it will open 6 more Authorised Mi Stores in Malaysia in May, adding on to the current 4 Authorised Mi Stores across the country. This is in line with Xiaomi’s vision to provide the Malaysian market with a wide range of innovative products that are accessible to everyone.
Steven Shi, Head of Xiaomi South Pacific Region said , “It gives me great pleasure to announce Redmi Note 5 here in Malaysia, a powerful device with an outstanding camera that can rival any flagship smartphone in the market. I believe that this device will be warmly welcomed by technology enthusiasts as it places more power into the hands of more consumers across the country. In addition, I’m excited to announce that Xiaomi’s plans for expansion in Malaysia include opening a store in every major city, so our products are more readily available to everyone.”
Clearer images and faster focusing even in low light
Redmi Note 5 employs a dual camera setup, a combination usually adopted only in flagship smartphones. The main 12-megapixel sensor features large 1.4μm pixels, which can capture more light and deliver better results under low-light conditions.
Armed with Dual Pixel technology commonly used in professional dSLR cameras, the camera on Redmi Note 5 is able to deliver incredible autofocus speed so users won’t miss any single moment they are trying to capture. Every single pixel of the main 12-megapixel sensor contains two photodiodes (semiconductor devices that can convert light into electrical current) – resulting in 24 million photodiodes in total, which is nearly 30 times more than the number of photodiodes of traditional PDAF-enabled sensors of the same resolution. This allows the sensor to measure phase differences more effectively, thus improving autofocus speed significantly.
The front camera of Redmi Note 5 sports a 13-megapixel sensor, complemented by an LED Selfie light. When Portrait Mode is engaged, both the front and rear cameras come with Xiaomi’s latest Beautify 4.0, which has different effects enhanced by AI calculations for a natural look similar to having an expert makeup session. Even without a second sensor, the front camera achieves a great bokeh effect in Portrait Mode thanks to AI technology that helps to isolate the subject from the background.
Powerful and efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Redmi Note 5 uses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 636 platform based on the 14nm manufacturing process. Users will experience faster performance whether they are editing a large spreadsheet or playing demanding games, thanks to its Kryo 260 architecture, 1.8GHz maximum clock speed, and the Adreno 509 GPU.
Compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Snapdragon 636 has a 40 percent increase in performance while maintaining excellent power efficiency.
Meanwhile, Redmi Note 5 is the first device in the Redmi family to use LPDDR4X DRAM, which is usually only available on flagship smartphones. With up to 4GB of fast DRAM, Redmi Note 5 can run more apps simultaneously and switch between programs even more smoothly.
Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99 inch FHD+ 18:9 full screen, large 4000mAh battery and support for fast charging. Equipped with the latest MIUI 9 operating system based on Android Oreo, Redmi Note 5 also comes with full screen display gestures, which allows users to completely hide the navigation bar, for a maximized display area.
Redmi Note 5 comes in two versions: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. It is available in three colors – Lake blue, Gold, and Black. A simple and elegant TPU case will be shipped in the box with every Redmi Note 5.
Pre-orders for Redmi Note 5 start on 25 April on Lazada , and the device can be purchased offline from our Authorised Mi Stores starting 5 May.
For more information visit www.mi.com/my.
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