Xiaomi could be gearing up to expand its popular Redmi lineup next week. According to a new report, the company is all set to announce a new smartphone dubbed Redmi Note 5A on August 21. If you recall, the retail box of an alleged Redmi Note 5A smartphone surfaced last month, suggesting an imminent launch. Before that, we came across a report the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A could also be in works. The Redmi Note 5A is expected to be a younger sibling of the Redmi Note 5. The company is yet to confirm any development around the upcoming mid-range flagship line.
Recently, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A’s purported press images and specifications surfaced. As per the leaked specifications, powering the phone is a Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device runs Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top out-of-the-box and packs a 3,080mAh battery under the hood. As far as photography is concerned, it houses a 13-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies and video calls.
Design-wise, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A boasts of a metal unibody, measuring 7.59mm in thickness and weighing 150g. The antenna lines run across the rear while on the top, there is a 3.5mm audio jack, a secondary microphone, and an IR blaster. The bottom consists of a speaker grille, a primary microphone, and a microUSB 2.0 port. Apparently, the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner. It is expected to go on sale for 999 Yuan (approximately Rs 9,800).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, is said to offer a similar 5.5-inch 1080p display as that of Redmi Note 4 (Review), resulting in 401 pixels packed into every inch. It could be powered by the latest mid-range Snapdragon 630 SoC. On the camera front, the phone is expected to house a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.