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At its press briefing held earlier today, Xiaomi unveiled two new devices for the Philippine market – The budget Redmi 5A and the mid-range Redmi 5 Plus. Both are testament of the company’s commitment to bringing high quality products with the most competitive pricing.

Redmi 5A 2

The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. It has 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of with microSD card support. The device has a single 13MP shooter with PDAF, complimented by a 5MP front camera. It runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

Redmi 5A 3

The Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand, has a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, and runs on a the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. At the rear is a 12MP camera, along with a 5MP front snapper with an LED selfie light. It also runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and packs a larger 4.000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specs

  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 128GB)
  • 5-inch, IPS HD display
  • 13MP rear camera, f/2.2, PDAF
  • 5MP front camera, f/2.0
  • MIUI 9.0 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Colors: Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specs

  • 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM , 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 128GB)
  • 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display with Gorilla Glass
  • 12MP rear camera, f/2.2, PDAF
  • 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • MIUI 9.0 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available at the official Lazada Mi Store for PhP4,590. It will also go on sale via authorized Mi Stores starting March 15, 2018 for a special launch price of only PhP4,390. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand,  will retail for PhP9,990, and will be available in authorized Mi Stores starting March 17, 2018.

Xiaomi will also be opening its newest Authorized Store at SM Megamall this March 17, 2018. For more information, you may visit the Mi Philippines’ Facebook Page.

 

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.