Days ago,Mi Malaysia official facebook account teased that Mi 5 was on the way coming to Malaysia.Surprisingly today,at the same channel,it announced that the phone will be sold by its local distributor Thorus starting from this coming Saturday – 18 June 2016.
It should be the first retail Android phone in Malaysia packed with Snapdragon 820.With 3GB LPDDR4 RAM + 32GB UFS 2.0 Flash,the loading performance should be outstanding.However,I still expect to get the higher variants which has 4GB RAM+64GB/128GB Flash as it could give much smooth experience. If I’m not wrong,this 3GB version of Mi 5 has lower CPU clock compared to the higher variants too.
I also can’t understand that why Mi Malaysia chooses to sell this phone through retail shops instead of its online store as they always do.
Anyway,if you wanna grab one,you could buy it this weekend(if you know where you can get one).Oops,forget to tell that only WHITE version will be available initially.
Update 1: Mi Malaysia said the initial sale has postponed to 25 June 2016 which is a week later than the schedule due to some unforeseen circumstances. Well, another week to go.
Update 2: Mi Malaysia just released the the full list of shops which will start to sell Mi 5 this Saturday with a Thorus sticker. They also mentioned that Lazada Malaysia will sell it too with limited stocks.