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Xiaomi Redmi 5A hits India

Xiaomi Redmi 5A hits India

This is the successor of the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which was quite a popular smartphone. Still, there are few minor upgrades to Xiaomi's latest offering. The Redmi 5A variant launched in India has largely same specs as the one launched in China, however, the company has introduced some India-centric customisations. The company is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 for the first five million customers who choose the 2GB RAM/16GB ROM variant, effectively bringing down its price to Rs 4,999. It will be also available from Mi.com and Mi Home stores.

The Redmi 5A is still rocking an all-plastic body and there's still no fingerprint scanner on-board the device, trade-offs that seems fair considering the phone's low price tag. Despite its size, Xiaomi says the Redmi 5A will offer 8-day battery life. The 2GB RAM + 16GB storage model costs Rs 5,999, while the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version is priced at Rs 6,999. It comes with 16GB/32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. However, the 5A comes with a metallic finish instead of a plastic look of the 4A. Running Android-based MIUI 9 out of the box, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, clubbed with 2GB/3GB RAM and Adreno 308.

In a bid to revamp the budget end of its smartphone lineup, Xiaomi has announced an updated version of its Redmi 4A budget smartphone - the Redmi 5A. Xiaomi has baked in a 3,000mAh battery on the Redmi 5A and the company claims a standby of up to 8 days and 7 hours of video playback.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A made in India entry-level phone for masses launched, price starts at Rs 4999

Moving on, the Redmi 5A comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. The Redmi 5A is quick and responsive in every sense of the word - with occasional hiccups - and MIUI 9 (based on Android Nougat) does add a whole new dimension to the user experience. On the front, the Redmi 5A comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.

If you're someone who is looking for a basic smartphone at dirt-cheap prices, but, also someone who loves to flaunt it, the Redmi 4A should get the job done. The company has launched two variants of the smartphone with the first one packing 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and the second one packing 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.

The official Xiaomi account on Weibo posted the above image with some information regarding the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch.

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