Xiaomi has gone official with a new memory version of the Redmi 5A. The new version comes with 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage and is priced at just 699 Yuan (~$110). The price is just 100 Yuan higher than the 599-Yuan 2GB RAM variant but apart from the improved memory, the device retains the design and other specs of the 2GB RAM variant. We had expected this variant to be announced in due cause considering the Redmi 4A also had the same 3GB RAM variant introduced some months after its launch. Buyers will have the chance to snag up this variant on March 12 at 10 AM via Jingdong (JD.com).
Xiaomi Redmi 5A was first launched in October 2017 as a successor to highly successful Redmi 4A which made its debut in 2016 but turned out to be one of Xiaomi’s highest-selling product alongside the Redmi Note 4. The device features an ultra-light all-metal body which is one aspect where it is different from the Redmi 4A. The design is also very much similar to the Redmi 4A in many aspects like the bottom speaker grills at the back and the rear camera which is tilted to the left side. The little difference in the design at the rear is that the speaker grills are located under the fused antenna band design in this case unlike on the Redmi 4A where it is on top the bottom line which looks like antenna band line. At the top, the line runs through the rear camera and flash on the Redmi 4A but in this case, the antenna line is under the rear camera and flash.
Talking about the specs, Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch display with HD resolution (1280 x 720p). The device is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz which is paired with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. At the back, the phone features a 13MP sensor with PDAF and LED flash. While the front camera is a 5MP sensor. It packs a 3,000mAh battery which is touted to deliver up to 8 days of standby time.
Furthermore, the Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat but in on course to get Android Oreo update. Other features include dual-SIM slots- one micro and one nano-SIM slot, dual Standby support, 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and lots more. One of the SIM slots doubles as a microSD slot that can take up to 128GB microSD card. The Redmi 5A 3GB variant is only available in Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold colours.