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Xiaomi Mi A2 goes on open sale, Redmi 5A up for pre-order today

The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available on open sale via mi.com and Amazon India.

  • Published: September 14, 2018 9:12 AM IST
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After conducting flash sales for about a month for the Mi A2, Xiaomi has now put up the Android One smartphone on open sale via mi.com and Amazon India. The company is also taking pre-orders of its highest selling budget smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, on its on website from today.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched on August 8 in India, and was first made available on August 16. Since then, the Android One smartphone was available through flash sales on Amazon India and Mi.com/in. Now, there is no need to wait anymore for flash sales, as you can simply buy it from Amazon India and the Mi India website anytime you want, provided that it’s in stock.

About the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the budget smartphone is priced at Rs 5,999 and it will be up for pre-orders on the company’s own website today from 12 noon onwards. If you pre-order a Redmi 5A via Mi.com/in then Xiaomi notes to ship the device within 5 business days upon availability.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications and Features

The software on the Mi A2 is among its highlights. As a part of the Android One program, the device runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It is also slated to get Android 9 Pie update. The Xiaomi Mi A2 flaunts a 5.99-inch display with Full-HD+ resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset. While there are different storage options to choose from, unfortunately there is no microSD card slot to expand the memory, or 3.5mm jack.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi A2 First Look

Xiaomi has retained the dual -camera setup at the back, but the setup is different from the Mi A1. The predecessor featured a pair of 12-megapixel sensors at the back, the Mi A2 comes with a combination of 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors. Up front too, the 5-megapixel snapper has been replaced by a 20-megapixel snapper accompanied by a soft-light LED flash.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications and Features

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Powering the smartphone is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. The Redmi 5A is available in two storage variants – 2GB RAM variant with 16GB storage, and a 3GB RAM model with 32GB internal storage. It supports expandable storage up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

In terms of camera, the Redmi 5A comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi 5A with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A

5999

Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core 1.4GHz Processor
13 MP with ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Published Date: September 14, 2018 9:12 AM IST