Xiaomi has been launching a lot of devices in the Indian market and it seems that the company is not done yet. After launching Xiaomi Mi A1, Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, the company is now gearing up to launch yet another smartphone in the Indian market on November 30.
Today, Redmi India Twitter handle has teased a new smartphone launch. The Tweet reads: “A new Redmi smartphone is coming your way on Nov 30! Aa raha hai #DeshKaSmartphone.”
The company is calling it a “Desh Ka Smartphone”, which roughly translates to “Nation’s Smartphone”, implying that the device is targeted at masses. Thus, there are speculations that it will be a budget smartphone. It could also mean that the device is being manufactured in India under the country’s ‘Make In India’ initiative.
While the company has not revealed the name of the smartphone, it could be the Redmi 5A smartphone that was launched in China last month. Recently, the company introduced Lake Blue colour option for the Redmi 5A in China
The Redmi 5A smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS display with screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU. The phone packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with an option to expand storage up to 128GB with microSD.
The smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system based MIUI 9. It features a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS and IR blaster. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at 599 yuan in China, which is around $90 or Rs. 5,880.
The Redmi 5A that was launched in China last month is a successor to last year’s Redmi 4A. However, there is a possibility that the Redmi 5A could launch in India under a different name. On the other hand, it is also possible that the company might introduce entirely different smartphone. We’ll have to just wait and see what the company has under its sleeves this time.