Today, Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Redmi 5A as “the smartphone for everyone.” The smartphone was first announced in China in October and now it has landed in India with some customizations to suit the Indian markets.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4mm and its weight is 137 grams. It has a metallic matte finish and comes in three color choices such as Elegant Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold.
The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch display that produces an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset that features a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. This chipset is also found under the hood of other smartphones like Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4A, Motorola Moto E4, ASUS ZenFone 4 Max and so on. Considering the warm weather conditions in India, Xiaomi has included dual pyrolitic graphite sheets inside the Redmi 5A that can reduce its temperature by at least 1-degree Celsius.
The Redmi 5A comes in two models such as 2 GB of RAM + 16 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The Redmi 4A and the Redmi 5A for China feature hybrid dual-SIM slot, but the Indian variant features a dedicated for microSD card apart from dual-SIM slots.
A 3,000mAh battery that powers the Redmi 5A offers 8 days of standby time, 21 hours of music playback and 7 hours of video playback. The Redmi 5A is bundled with a redesigned power charger that can stand up to 380V and it can also withstand power fluctuations.
For photography, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A has an f/2.2 aperture 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The 5-element rear lens is equipped with features like LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF and Beauty Filter. It features a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
It also equipped with a IR blaster that can be used for controlling devices like AC, TV or set-top box. The smartphone will come preinstalled with Android 7.1.2 Nougat skinned with MIUI 9.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pricing and Availability
The 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage models are respectively priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999 in India. Apart from Mi.com and Mi Home stores, it will be exclusively available through Flipkart. The sales of Redmi 5A will begin on Dec. 7 at 12 PM. Subsequently, it will be also available through other offline partner stores.
Since Xiaomi has now become the number smartphone brand in India, the Chinese firm is providing the base model of Redmi 5A with a discounted price of Rs 4,999 (~$77) for its first 5 million buyers. This makes it the cheapest Xiaomi smartphone ever in India.
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