Xiaomi Redmi 5A launched in India, price starts at ₹4,999: Specifications, features
The base model of Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available for ₹4,999 for the first five million units, post which the phone will be available for ₹5,999.
Xiaomi on Thursday launched a new smartphone, Redmi 5A, in India. Touted as 'desh ka smartphone', it is available in two variants - 2GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage and 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The two models are priced at ₹4,999 (for the first five million units, post which it will be available for ₹5,999) and ₹6,999 respectively.
A successor to the popular Xiaomi Redmi 4A, the smartphone will be available from December 7 via Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home Stores followed by offline retail stores including Mi Preferred Partners in the subsequent weeks.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Specifications, features
Redmi 5A resembles the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Y1, featuring a metallic matte finish. It will be available in three colour options - Dark grey, gold and Rose Gold.
Xiaomi's new smartphone has a 5-inch HD display. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 Global custom ROM and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz.
It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), and 5-element lens. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera with Xiaomi's beautification filter.
The smartphone comes with dual-SIM support along with a dedicated microSD card slot (expandable up to 128GB). It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs competition
Xiaomi's Redmi 5A will be competing with the likes of Moto C Plus and Nokia 2 among other popular under-₹7,000 smartphones.
Priced at ₹6,999, Moto C Plus comes with a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone has 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via a microSD card.
Other important features of the phone include 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera, 4,000mAh battery and dual-SIM support.
HMD Global's Nokia 2 is also available online for ₹6,999. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor and 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via a microSD card.
Other key features of the phone include 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera, 4,100mAh battery and dual-SIM support.