Xiaomi has launched the latest entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 5A. Much like the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a metal-like matte texture which the company claims is “much lighter than the metal.” The company is also highlighting lightweight body of the Redmi 5A with 137 grams. The all-new Redmi 5A also comes with some design changes which is highlighted by rounded corners for comfortable grip. Much like previous Redmi smartphones, the new Redmi 5A is said to offer decent battery life. Xiaomi claims massive eight-day long battery life on the Redmi 5A. It will also run on MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. Unfortunately, the entry-level Redmi 5A once again misses out on fingerprint scanner, similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 4A.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Price
The new Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been launched at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,000) and will be available for pre-orders starting Monday in China. It will be available via the company’s official site as well as other popular e-commerce sites in China.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
In terms of specifications, the all-new Redmi 5A doesn’t bring massive upgrades when compared to the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi. Much like the Redmi 4A, the successor is also powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz, and coupled with 2GB of RAM. There’s only one storage model announced at launch as of now but we can expect more variants in future. It comes with 16GB inbuilt storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM Redmi 5A packs a 3000mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the Redmi 4A.
The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. It comes with a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. It supports 1080p and 720p video recording. Connectivity options on the Redmi 5A include 4G with VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. It comes with a hybrid SIM slot.
The Redmi 5A will run MIUI 9 out-of-the-box which means that the handset will come with all bells and whistles of the new MIUI version. The new MIUI 9 features include Smart assistant, Smart app launcher, Image search, Quick reply and notification management, new Home screen enhancements, Lock screen enhancements, and split screen multitasking among others.