Xiaomi’s Global VP and Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain has tweeted that the company has sold 1 million units of the Redmi 5A entry-level smartphone in less than a month. Dubbed as “Desh Ka Smartphone” in India, the Redmi 5A was released in the market on Dec. 7 as a successor for the Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 5A comes in two models such as 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage. Both the models are respectively priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999. At the launch of the Redmi 5A, the company had confirmed that it will be selling the base model of the Redmi 5A with a price tag of Rs. 4,999 for the first 5 million customers.
By this, it becomes the cheapest Xiaomi phone in India. The smartphone is available not only on Mi.com and Flipkart, but also through offline channels in India. Reliance Jio is offering a cashback of Rs. 1,000 on both the models of the Redmi 5A. To avail this cashback, users are required to do a minimum recharge of Rs. 198 for 12 months. This will allow users to avail 10 vouchers of Rs. 100.
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The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a dual-SIM smartphone that features dedicated slots for two SIM cards and a microSD card. It includes a 5-inch display that supports an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Snapdragon 425 chipset powers both the models of the Redmi 5A with its 1.4 GHz quad-core processor.
The Redmi 5A is running on MIUI 9 that is based on Android Nougat. It bears an f/2.2 aperture 13-megapixel camera on its rear panel. It is coupled with features like LED flash and PDAF. Its front-facing camera is of 5-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. The connectivity features available on the Redmi 5A include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB, 4.1 Bluetooth, Infrared and GPS. It is packed with a 3,000mAh battery. It can be availed in color choices like Black, Grey and Gold.