Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A is currently the most affordable device that the company is offering. The Redmi 4A packs an impressive set of features and hardware for a device that retails in the $100-$130 range. Now, a new leaked poster shows the Redmi 5A along with some details about its specifications. Update: The phone is now official. More details at the end of this post.
The Redmi 5A looks pretty much similar to its predecessor, and the only change seems to be the metal body instead of the polycarbonate one on the Redmi 4A. The antenna lines run across the device, and the speaker grille sits at the back. The camera lens is accompanied by the LED flash, and yes, just like its predecessor, the Redmi 5A will also not come with a fingerprint scanner.
Furthermore, the poster also divulges certain features of the Redmi Note 5A, and these include an 8-day standby battery life. The device is said to weigh 137gms, and Xiaomi touts that the Redmi 5A is “Light Weight and offers Long Battery Life”. The teaser also conveys that the Redmi 5A will come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with MIUI 9.
The TENAA listing has already given away the key specifications including the 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425, 2GB of RAM. The storage options will include a choice between 16GB/32GB along with 2GB/3GB RAM. Both the variants are expected to be backed by a 3,000mAh battery. In the meanwhile, Xiaomi is also expected to make a debut in the U.S with the Redmi Note 5A Prime. The Redmi Note 5A Prime is expected to offer a bezel-less 5.5-inch display and a Snapdragon 660 SoC.
We got to wait and see when the Redmi 5A gets launched in China and eventually in India. Going by previous launches, both the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A were launched in November 2016 in China, while the Indian launch happened in March 2017. We surely expect the Redmi 5A to come much earlier to India, unlike last year.
Update: The Redmi 5A is now official in China. The phone carries an impressive price of just RMB 600 ($91) for the 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM variant. The rest of the specs is just as we mentioned above. It’s not a major update to the Redmi 4A as such, but now comes with a metal unibody. One can pre-order the Redmi 5A in China starting today.