Xiaomi has today launched a new Rose Gold color variant of its entry-level Redmi 5A phone in the Indian market. It will go on sale today for the first time for a price of Rs. 4,999 and will be available through online retailer Flipkart as well as the company’s official online store.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in India in December last year and was available in two colors — Dark Grey and Gold. The phone was first announced in China in October. In India, the phone comes with some India-specific customizations.
The phone features a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 425 chipset that features a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. This is the same chipset that powers Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 4A, Motorola Moto E4, ASUS ZenFone 4 Max, among others.
The device comes in two models based on the memory configuration — 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB of onboard storage. The Redmi 5A features a f/2.2 aperture 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 5-element rear lens is equipped with features like LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF and Beauty Filter.
While the China model features a hybrid dual-SIM slot, the Indian variant comes with a dedicated microSD card apart from dual-SIM slots. According to the company, considering the warm weather conditions in India, they have included dual pyrolytic graphite sheets inside the Redmi 5A that can reduce its temperature by at least 1-degree Celsius.
Running on MIUI 9, which is based on Android Nougat operating system, the phone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which according to the company offers 8 days of standby time, 21 hours of music playback and 7 hours of video playback.
The Redmi 5A, which was launched in India on December 7 as a successor of the Redmi 4A, is already a huge hit in the Indian market. Last month, Xiaomi’s Global VP and Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain said that the company has sold over 1 million units of the Redmi 5A in India in less than a month.