Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launched with MIUI 9: Price, Specifications

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched their latest entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, in China. The new device is a direct successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone, launched in India this year. Though branded as new, there is not much new in this smartphone. There are no groundbreaking, innovative, or higher features available. Still, this is one of the best Android entry-level smartphones in the market.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is almost similar to the Xiaomi Redmi 4A. The 5A sports a metal-like matte texture, which Xiaomi claims is “much lighter than the metal.” The device weighs only 137 grams. The new device has also changed the speaker placement and the visibly rounded corners. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has three color variants: Champagne Gold, Pink, and Grey. The device features the familiar navigational buttons on the bottom bezel and the front camera with the speaker on the top bezel. The backside features the primary camera with LED flash on the top left. The device has no fingerprint sensor.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5a features a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It claims a pixel density of 296ppi. Like its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, clocked at 1.4GHz, and 2GB of RAM. Only a single memory variant (16GB) is available, while more variants are expected to launch. The memory is also expandable using micro-SD cards up to 128GB.

Coming to the optics department, the device features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture along with PDAF. Various modes are available, like the HDR, panorama, burst, etc. On the front, it features a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens for selfies and video calling. The camera also supports 720p and 1080p video recording. The new device runs on MIUI 9 out of the box. This includes new features like a smart assistant, smart app launcher, improved notification management, searching with images, improvised Home Screen and Lock Screen, and Split-screen multitasking. The device packs a 3000mAh battery, downgraded from the 3120mAh battery available on the Xiaomi Redmi 4A.

The device is priced at CNY 599, which is approximately Rs 6000 when converted, which puts it up against the likes of Moto C, Moto C Plus, and Xiaomi’s handsets like Xiaomi Redmi 4x, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 Prime. The device is not much of an upgrade still, we can’t argue because of the pricing. The pre-order starts in China today and is expected to be available in India soon.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

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