Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 5A in India. Which is touting them as ‘Desh ka Smartphone‘ or a smartphone that has been designed from grounds up for India. It is directed towards first-time Internet users and users who are looking to switch from a feature phone to a smartphone, without having to spend a fortune on a good handset.
The Redmi 5A is the successor to the Redmi 4A, a phone that Xiaomi is immensely proud about as it should be: the company has sold 40 lakh units of the Redmi 4A within eight months of its launch with its ultra-affordable price tag. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is the company’s boast of an ‘8-day battery life’, referring to standby time.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India
Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant. However, the first 5 million units of the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage will be available with an Rs. 1,000 discount, bringing the price down to Rs. 4,999.The smartphone will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores on December 7 at 12 pm, before being made available via Xiaomi’s offline retail partners across the country.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications
The Redmi 5A sports a Metallic matte finish and features dual pyrolytic graphite sheets at the back. It features a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and Xiaomi claims it can last up to 8 days on standby and up to 7 hours of video playback. For its processing needs, the Redmi 5A houses a quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz with Adreno 308 GPU The 2GB RAM variant comes with 16GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM Varients comes with 32 GB internal storage with further expandable up to 128GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot.
The Redmi 5A comes with a 13MP primary camera with an LED flash, PDAF support, and a f/2.2 aperture lens. It features a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps and 720p videos at 30fps.
The Redmi 5A is also a dual-SIM device with a separate third slot for a microSD card. The smartphone runs on MIUI9 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor.
The smartphone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold color variants It measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Detail Specifications
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 5A|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS LCD(1080×720 pixels)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad- core 1.4GHz|
|Camera|| Rear cameras- 13MP PDAF with LED flash, Aperture f/2.2
Video recording- 1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps
Front camera- 5MP,Aperture-f/2.0
|RAM||2GB /3 GB|
|ROM||16GB/32 GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI9|
|Battery||3000 mAh battery|
|SIM size||SIM1:Nano; SIM2:Nano|
|WI-FI Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor|
|Colours||Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold|