Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone company has today finally raised the curtains from its much promoted “Desh ka Smartphone” – The Redmi 5A in India. the device is successor to the Redmi 4A which was launched earlier this year. it is manufactured in the company’s smartphone manufacturing plant based in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh and is designed for India supporting ‘Make In India’ initiative launched by the Government of India.
The USP of the Redmi 5A is its 3,000 mAh battery which the company claims offer eight days of standby time and up-to seven hours of video playback.
The Redmi 5A sports a metal body and bears 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296 ppi. it is powered by an 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 mobile platform coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM and Adreno 308 GPU. the device as mentioned earlier is available in 16GB/32GB internal storage options and will support storage expansion up-to 128GB via a dedicated MicroSD card slot. the device runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat update and is backed by 3,000 mAh Battery with 5V/1A charging support. just like its predecessor, the Redmi 5A also doesn’t feature a Fingerprint sensor.
On the optics front, the device sports a 13-megapixel Rear Camera with an F/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection AutoFocus and LED flash. it also features different mode including HDR mode, Burst mode and Panorama. on the front, there’s an 5-megapixel selfie shooter with F/2.0 aperture.
The device connectivity option includes Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, IR Blaster, Micro USB port and an 3.5mm audio jack. it on-boards accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. the device measures at 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm and weights at 137 grams.
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The Redmi 5A is priced at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant. however, the first five million units of the device will be priced at Rs. 4,999 as a token of gift from the company to their loyal Mi FANS. the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 6,999. the device will be available via Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home starting from December 7 at 12:00 PM IST and will go on sale offline via the company’s retail partners on a later date. the device is available in Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colour options.