Xiaomi putting an end to all rumours has finally unveiled the curtains of its latest budget smartphone, the Redmi 5A. The successor to the Redmi 4A was announced in China.
In terms of specifications, the new Redmi 5A features a 5-inch (720×1280 resolution) HD IPS display with a pixel density of 296ppi. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with Adreno 308 GPU for graphics. The Chinese OEM has launched a single storage variant of its new Redmi phone packing 2GB of RAM and 16GB native storage. The storage is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
As for the design, the Redmi 5A looks a lot similar to its previous iteration. The phone carries a metal like matte-finish which is claimed to be “much lighter than the metal.” Like the Redmi 4A, it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. The speaker grills are forked at the base of the back panel. Fine antenna lines run on top and bottom with the primary camera carved above the top antenna line. Th volume keys and power button are located on the right side. The SIM/microSD tray is placed on the left edge. At the base sits the Micro USB port for charging.
On the software front, the hybrid dual-SIM Redmi 5A runs Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s proprietary skin MIUI 9 layered atop. As far as the optics are concerned, the smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The back camera is capable of recording full HD videos. Up front, it has a 5MP camera to capture selfies and make video calls. It supports 4G VoLTE and offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS under its connectivity option. The phone packs a 3000mAh built-in battery.
The all-new Xiaomi Redmi 5A will come in three colour schemes- Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold. The handset has been priced at 599 Yuan (roughly Rs. 5,880). The Redmi 5A is available for pre-order in its home country from October 23.