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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Confirmed to Launch on August 21

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A was recently spotted at China’s TENAA certification agency. Rumors surrounding the Redmi Note 5A had claimed that the budget phablet would be debuting on Aug. 21. An official launch invitation shared by none other than Lin Bin, the co-founder, and president of Xiaomi confirms that the Redmi Note 5A is going to be official on Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM local time. It seems that the Note 5A will be unleashed through a live webcast event.

The Redmi Note 5A is rumored to arrive in two models. According to the TENAA listing of the smartphone, it features a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset. It features 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. It is expected to feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera of 5-megapixel. It is rumored to come with a 3,000mAh battery. It does not feature a fingerprint scanner. It appears to be a larger version of the Redmi 4A.

It is also expected to be available in another model featuring Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. This model may feature a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front camera. This model may come with a pricing of 1,199 Yuan (~$179) and the lower-specced Note 5A is expected to be priced at 999 Yuan (~$149). TENAA listing has revealed that the Redmi Note 5A would be available in multiple colors like black, gray, gold, silver, white, pink and red.

XIaomi REdmi Note 5A

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An official image shared on Weibo shows the handset with a fingerprint reader and in multiple colors like gold, pink and silver. Xiaomi founder and chairman Lei Jun has described it is a high quality cost-effective smartphone that will come in vibrant colors. He has also revealed that the handset does not feature a metal body. It indicates that it may come with a polycarbonate chassis with a metallic finish.

It seems that there is a version of the smartphone that comes with a fingerprint reader. Rumors have also claimed that the highest configuration model may feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. There is a possibility that it could be powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset. This model may feature a 5.5-inch full HD display. There is a possibility that this smartphone may debut as Redmi Note 5. These specs seem confusing. More information on the Redmi Note 5A is expected to surface as the official launch date draws near.

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  • mopsert

    Hmm… I had to check several times, but it reads Note 5A.
    Going from the SD650 (Note 3) to the SD625 (Note 4x) to SD430/435 in the Note 5A feels somewhat dissapointing.

    • Jh1

      This is the budget version of the note 5. Expected to retail for 599/799 Yuan depending on memory configuration. The regular note 5 is expected to come with SD630 (though another sd625 wouldn’t surprise me)

      • mopsert

        I am not 100% sure, but didn’t the 2 GB/16 GB versions of the Note 3 come with the SD650 and of the Note 4(x) with SD625? Why now use different processors for different RAM/ROM configurations?

        • Jh1

          You are correct, but this is a different phone altogether from the redmi note 5. The note 5a discussed here is a budget version related to the note 5, but other than name and screen size, they don’t have much in common. The note 5a has a 720p screen, SD 4xx SoC and probably no fingerprint scanner. The unannounced note 5 is expected to come with a SD 6xx SoC, 1080p screen, fingerprint sensor, and possibly dual camera. I like xiaomi, but I have to admit their phone lineup is incredibly confusing.

    • Wolvie

      Yeah it feel like xiaomi keep downgrading their mainstream model with slower and slower SOC inside. At the same time they increase the price.

      No point to buy redmi note already,. might as well buy their cheapest model redmi or also can fully jump to other china brands that still provide good specs with cheap price