Marking the end of its introductory pricing offer, Xiaomi has now increased the pricing for its Redmi 5A 2GB RAM model in India to Rs. 5,999, which roughly converts to $92.
At the time of launch, the China-based company had announced that the Redmi 5A 2GB RAM model will be available at a discounted price for Rs. 4,999 for the first 5 million units. It now seems that the company has achieved this milestone within 3 months.
However, Xiaomi has not yet confirmed whether the company has sold 5 million units. Earlier, Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President of Xiaomi and Managing Director of Xiaomi India had tweeted that the company sold 1 million units of the Redmi 5A entry-level smartphone in less than a month.
The company has announced that the Redmi 5A will now be available at its original price of Rs. 5,999 through online retailer Flipkart as well as company’s own online store in India. The 3GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 6,999 in India.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in India in December last year but was first announced in China in October. The phone features a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution. 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.
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 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.
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.
When launched in India, the phone was available in two colors — Dark Grey and Gold. Later, the company introduced another color variant — Rose Gold.
This development comes at a time when Xiaomi is preparing to launch Redmi 5 smartphone in the Indian market. The company has scheduled an event on 14th March to launch the phone, which will be available exclusively through Amazon India.