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After the news broke about a free smartphone for the B40 student caught on fire, YES 4G quickly responded by investigating the burning smartphone incident and reassured those who had. YES 4G Altitude LTE smartphone under the Jaringan Prihatin program that this was an extremely rare incident.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi Malaysia contacted Suryani Abd Ghani and gave his nephew a brand new one. Redmi Note 10 5G.
The specifications of the two smartphones are as follows:
YES Altitude 4G LTE.
- Year of release: 1996.
- RAM: 1 GB.
- Storage: 8 GB (expandable).
- Display: 5 inches.
- Resolution: 1280 by 720.
- SoC: Snapdragon 410.
- Processor: 4 cores (1.0 GHz).
- MSRP at exit: RM399.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5G.
- Release year: 2021.
- RAM: 4 GB to 6 GB.
- Storage: 64 GB to 128 GB (expandable)
- Display: 6.5 inch.
- Resolution: 2400 by 1080.
- SoC: MiaTek Dimensity 700.
- Processor: 8 cores (2 × 2.2 GHz 6 × 2.0 GHz)
- MSRP on exit: from RM739.
Admittedly, this is not a fair comparison. However, it shows the disparity between the capabilities of an education-focused smartphone that was offered free in the Jaringan Prihatin program and a contemporary mid-range smartphone.