After series of leaks about the cheapest handset from Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is finally launched in China yesterday. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is priced at $91(Rs.6000/-) and will go on pre-orders starting from today in China via Mi.com, JD Mall, Lynx and other popular Online retailers. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is priced exactly the same as last year launched Xiaomi Redmi 4A.The device will be available in three colors with Cherry Powder, Champagne Gold, and Platinum Silver.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with exactly same design as the last year launched Xiaomi Redmi 4A and has no support for a fingerprint scanner.It is built out of metal and looks premium.At the front, we have the display with an earpiece, selfie camera and sensor above the display and three capacitive navigation keys below the display.At the back, we just have the rear camera with LED flash and MI branding with speaker mesh below it.Xiaomi Redmi 5A weighs 135 grams and is 8.35 mm thick.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5 inches HD 720p display.It is powered by same SD425 chip as the predecessor.It is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage which can be expanded via microSD card.
It comes with a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2, AF and LED Flash.There is 5MP selfie camera at the front having an aperture of f/2.0.The rear camera can record videos up to 1080p and selfie camera can record video up to 720p.The connectivity options include Dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support (Hybrid Slot), A-GPS, GLONASS, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, IR Blaster on top of the device, and micro USB port at the bottom of the device.It is fueled with 3000 mAh battery which Xiaomi claims to give 8 days of standby.The device is running on Android N with custom MIUI 9 on top.
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