After launching the Redmi 5A smartphone out of the blue last month, Xiaomi has now introduced a new color variant of the phone — Lake Blue. This new variant of the smartphone retains the same set of specifications.
Priced at 599 Yuan (approx. $91), the Redmi 5A Lake Blue model will be available for pre-order from today onwards and will go on sale from November 24. The smartphone is already available in Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver Gray and Rose Gold colors.
The Redmi 5A smartphone takes over the reins from the Redmi 4A which was launched last year. The smartphone features an ultra-light all-metal body which is one aspect where it is different from its predecessor — the Redmi 4A.
The phone comes with a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz. It also packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB through microSD card.
Currently, there is no 3GB RAM version of the device launched, at least not yet. However, it is possible that Xiaomi could announce such model later, just like it did with the Redmi 4A.
At the back, the phone features a 13-megapixel camera sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and an LED flash. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The smartphone packs a slightly smaller 3,000mAh battery whereas the Redmi 4A has a 3,120mAh battery under its hood which according to Xiaomi, can provide 8 days of standby time.
The smartphone ships with the company’s latest MIUI 9 out of the box, with features like split-screen multitasking, image search, and an AI assistant. It is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Connectivity options on the device include dual SIM, dual stand-by, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. As mentioned, the device drives power from a 3,000mAh battery, 120mAh less compared to its predecessor.
The announcement of this new Lake Blue color option for the Redmi 5A smartphone comes just a day after the China-based smartphone company launched a cheaper variant of Mi Note 3, priced at 1,999 Yuan (~ $302), featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.