After teasing the device for more than a week Xiaomi has finally pulled its wraps from the Redmi 5A. The company has been pushing the device as “Desh ka smartphone” and is clearly aimed at appealing to the masses. Priced at Rs 4,999 the Redmi 5A supersedes the Redmi 4A. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports some incremental hardware upgrades as opposed to its predecessor. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available in two variants, 2GB RAM/16GB Storage and 3GB RAM/32GB Storage priced at Rs 4,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes equipped with a 5-inch HD display alongside the Reading Mode that blocks the blue light. Under the hood, the Redmi 5A is powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB/3G of RAM. On the storage front, the Redmi 5A offers 16GB/32GB of internal memory along with a microSD card that can accommodate up to 128GB of storage. Xiaomi has baked in a 3,000mAh battery on the Redmi 5A and the company claims a standby of up to 8 days and 7 hours of video playback.
The camera options on the Redmi 5A include a 13-Megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 and PDAF. The front camera/selfie unit is a 5-Megapixel sensor with Smart and Pro beautify mode. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, dual SIM slot, Bluetooth and GPS. Furthermore, the device runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.0. As far as pricing is concerned Xiaomi seems to have hit the bulls eye once again. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A annihilates the competition (at least on paper) like the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace or the Micromax Canvas Spark 4G.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available in Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. The device will be available starting from November 7 across Mi Home and Flipkart. That apart Xiaomi has also partnered with offline retailers like Sangeeta, Poorvika, Univercell and eZone.
Also read: Xiaomi Redmi 5A First Impressions
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Features and Specifications
- 5-inch HD Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB/3GB RAM and Adreno 308 GPU
- 16GB/32GB internal storage, dedicated microSD card slot expandable up to 128GB
- 13-Megapixel primary camera with PDAF and LED flash
- 5-Megapixel secondary/selfie camera with Smart and Beautify Mode
- MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.0
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi, dual SIM slot, IR Blaster, Bluetooth and GPS