Xiaomi Redmi 5A with 13MP Camera and 8-Days Battery Launches in India

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its latest “Desh ka Smartphone”, the Redmi 5A in the country. The smartphone that was launched back in October made its debut today starting at a price of Rs.4999. The 5-inch Redmi 5A comes with a metallic matte finish and features a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Offering up to 8days of standby time, the Redmi 5A is a successor to the hugely-popular Redmi 4A. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC, just like the one packed on its predecessor. The phone comes with a 2+1 card slot that supports simultaneous use of two 4G nano SIM cards and a microSD card up to 128GB, a feature customized considering the usage habits of India’s Mi Fans.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A boasts a 5-inch fully-laminated HD display and comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for fast focusing and an f/2.2 aperture that guarantees excellent picture clarity. The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and comes in a metallic matte finish. It will be available in three colours: Dark grey, Gold and Rose gold.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A variants:

  • 2GB RAM + 16GB storage: Priced at Rs. 4,999 for the first five million units, post which it will be available for INR 5,999
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Priced at Rs. 6,999

Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “We strongly believe that the best of technology should be made accessible to as many people as possible, because technology can improve lives. With Redmi 5A we take another step in offering a great all-round experience for users looking for their first smartphone. We believe Redmi 5A is the smartphone for everyone.”

He further added, “Xiaomi is a community driven by fans, and to celebrate their contribution towards making Xiaomi the No.1 brand in India, we’ve taken this huge step to give back INR 500 crore back to community and offer Redmi 5A at INR 4,999 for the first five million units. This is, as far as we know, something no other brand has ever done before in India. We would like other technology brands to join us in making high-quality products while making them extremely accessible and contribute towards a digital India.”

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available from 12 noon, 7 December 2017, across Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores, followed by offline retailers including Mi Preferred Partners in the subsequent weeks.

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi 5A:

  • 5 inch HD display
  • 5MP front camera

o           f/2.0 aperture

o          Smart and pro beautify

  • 13MP rear camera

o          f/2.2 aperture

o          5-element lens

o          PDAF for fast focusing

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Quad-core, max 1.4GHz)
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage and 3GB + 32GB internal storage variants
  • Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot (expandable upto 128GB)
  • 3000mAh high-capacity battery
  • Dimensions: 140 × 70.1 × 8.35mm
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Bikram Singh Negi

Bikram Singh Negi

Holding camera at extreme destinations or playing games in metro train his love for tech never ends. Phones, Apps, Updates, Cameras and Tech gossip all in one roof, he’s a complete tech-package. Travelling or sampling new cuisine nothing would distort him from his passion.