Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the budget smartphone also dubbed as ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, will now also be available from Big Bazaar. The company has been expanding its presence in the offline retail segment lately and had previously partnered Big Bazaar to sell Redmi Note 4 in its retail stores.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in two storage variants at a starting price of Rs 4,999 exclusively on Flipkart. The smartphone was also made avia from Mi.com and Mi Home stores and is now being extended other offline retail channels like Big Bazaar. The Redmi 5A is reportedly available at an effective price of Rs 5,499 at Big Bazaar. However, the retailer is offering Rs 1,000 cashback bringing the effective price down to Rs 4,499.
In addition, those purchasing Redmi 5A from Big Bazaar can avail 10 percent discount on payment made through Axis Bank credit and debit cards. Gadgets360 reports that the offer is only valid from January 22 to January 28 or until stocks last. The Rs 1,000 cashback will be credited to the buyer’s Future Pay wallet in five monthly installments between February and June 2018.
The Redmi 5A was launched in tie-up with ecommerce platform in November last year and was later made available through offline retail channels in December. The smartphone features a 5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset. The Redmi 5A is available in two storage options: 2GB RAM variant with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage.
It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The smartphone started receiving MIUI 9 stable update based on Android Nougat this month. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a 3,000mAh battery under the hood and is available in gold, gray, rose gold colors.
Xiaomi recently usurped Samsung as the leading smartphone brand in the country, according to data released by two tech research firms. The company remains the undisputed leader in the online retail channels and is now focusing expanding its reach in the unorganized retail channels by announcing partnership with leading brick-and-mortar stores.