Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the budget smartphone launched as the successor to Redmi 4A will go on sale today. The smartphone will be available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart at 12 noon. To recall, the Redmi 5A was launched late last year as ‘Desh ka Smartphone’
According to Strategy Analytics, the Redmi 5A was the best selling Android smartphone globally during the first quarter of 2018. The smartphone has managed to fill in the shoes of Redmi 4A, which was among the best-selling smartphones in India last year. Xiaomi VP Manu Jain recently confirmed that the budget smartphone is only the second device after Redmi Note 4 to receive 1 million ratings on Flipkart, further suggesting strong demand for the smartphone in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Price and Offers
Xiaomi Redmi 5A starts at Rs 5,999 for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. There is also a second variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs 6,999. With the purchase of Redmi 5A, Reliance Jio subscribers can avail instant cashback of Rs 2,200 with the telco’s Rs 198 or Rs 299 data plans. Xiaomi smartphones also come with 3 month free subscription to Hungama Music.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications and features
The Redmi 5A is an entry-level device aimed at the first time smartphone buyers and it features modest specifications. The smartphone offers aluminum unibody design with a 5-inch HD display supporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz.
As mentioned before, the Redmi 5A comes with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and option for 16GB or 32GB internal storage. It sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. At the front, Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi 5A with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
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The Redmi 5A lacks fingerprint sensor and supports connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The Redmi 5A will be available in gold, dark grey, rose gold and blue color options during the sale. It will also be available on July 5 via Mi.com.