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Xiaomi Redmi 5A With 13-Megapixel Camera Launched in India

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been launched in India, following its launch in China in October. Marketed as the ‘Desh ka Smartphone’ in the country, the Redmi 5A has an entry-level price tag as well as specifications. The biggest highlight of the smartphone is the company’s boast of an ‘8-day battery life’, referring to standby time. The Redmi 5A will also come with MIUI 9 preloaded, which should help the battery performance of the smartphone. Otherwise, the smartphone isn’t too much of an upgrade over its popular budget predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which still retails in the country for Rs. 5,999.

Notably, there are some changes over the China variant – the Indian variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a dedicated microSD card slot, while the China variant has a hybrid dual-SIM slot. Xiaomi has also introduced a 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant in India, whereas China only had a 2GB RAM, 16GB storage variant. All units sold in India will be ‘Made in India’.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India
Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant. However, the first 5 million units of the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage will be available with a Rs. 1,000 discount, bringing the price down to Rs. 4,999 – making it the cheapest Xiaomi smartphone in the country. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores on December 7 at 12pm, before being made available via Xiaomi’s offline retail partners across the country. The smartphone will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. Beyond the Rs. 1,000 discount, no launch offers have been mentioned yet.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat, and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 296ppi. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC that’s clocked at up to 1.4GHz, coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF. On the front, the Redmi 5A has a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Redmi 5A comes with 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. It runs on a 3000mAh battery, with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm, and weighs 137 grams.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A


General

Release date October 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 140.40 x 70.10 x 8.40
Weight (g) 137.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Rose Gold, Grey

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

Hardware

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.1
Skin MIUI 9

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No