Along with the launch of the Redmi 5A, Xiaomi just announced its new Philippine store, and its partnership with Grimalkin Corporation, among others.
Founded in 2010, CEO Lei Jun held the vision of making top-tier specs accessible to all. Similarly, Xiaomi also wants the same for potential Filipino customers looking for high-quality, budget phones.
Grimalkin will distribute the company’s products through authorized Mi stores in the Philippines moving forward. The first Mi Store opened at Trinoma, while another will launch in SM Megamall on the 17th.
The company also inked partnerships with Lazada and Shopee as authorized online resellers. Both channels will feature official store pages with smartphones, Mi Ecosystem smart home products, wearables, and more.
Priced at Php 4,590, the Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch HD display, and a f/2.2 13MP rear camera with PDAF. On the other hand, its f/2.0 front-facing camera shoots at 5MP.
The entry-level phone also touts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2Gb RAM, 16Gb ROM, and a 3000mAh battery.
Redmi 5A Philippines Pricing and Availability
Get the Redmi 5A in dark grey, gold, and rose gold on sale at the Lazada Mi Store for Php 4,390 starting March 15, 2018. Original retail price comes at Php 4,590.
Redmi 5 Plus coming soon
Xiaomi shares its plans on bringing the Redmi 5 Plus to the country soon. The company first released the Mi Mix, a near-bezel-less phone, in 2016. Xiaomi has since implemented the feature in the Redmi 5 Plus for today’s generation of mobile users.It comes with an 18:9 FHD+ display and 1.25?m sensors for the primary camera. It also boasts Qualcomm’s 14nm octa-core processors and a 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi 5 Plus will sell at Authorized Mi Stores in the Philippines for Php 9,990 starting on March 17.