Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the best-selling entry-level smartphone from the Chinese smartphone maker, will be available for purchase today. The smartphone will be available at 12:00PM via both mi.com and Flipkart. Since its launch in December last year, the Redmi 5A has emerged as one of the best-selling smartphones in the country.
According to IDC’s latest report, the Redmi 5A was the best selling smartphone during the second quarter of 2018. The firm said that Redmi 5A accounted for 9.82 percent of all smartphones sold during the second quarter of this year. The smartphone was way ahead of Redmi Note 5 Pro, the second best-selling smartphone with a market share of 6.22 percent.
In its report, IDC states that Xiaomi shipped more than three million units of the Redmi 5A during the second quarter. To recall, the Redmi 5A was launched in India as the successor to Redmi 4A. It is aimed at first time smartphone buyers in the country looking for a compact device with decent performance, 4G connectivity, and entry-level price. The smartphone was recently made available for pre-order as part of Independence Day sale.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications and Price
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 3GB RAM model with 32GB internal storage. It supports expandable storage up to 256GB via 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.
Watch: Xiaomi Redmi 5A First Look Video
It starts at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM variant while the 3GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 6,999. Customers will get Rs 2,200 instant cashback from Reliance Jio by enrolling for either Rs 198 or Rs 299 tariff plan. There is also three month free subscription to Hungama Music and Mi Protect for accidental damage protection is available at Rs 549.