The smartphone is expected to pack 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It would be powered by a Snapdragon 625 Chipset. Under the hood, it has a 3000mAh battery which provides the power. Redmi 5A flaunts a classy metallic matte finish body with storage expansion option with feature like microSD card slot. Redmi 5A isn't different from the Redmi 4A, as both phones feature nearly identical specifications and design.
The Redmi 5A will be available in three color variants - Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. Sure, there's some kind of a discount involved here, but it arrives quite late and requires you to use 10 discount vouchers over 10 months, by which point you probably would've moved to a different smartphone and probably a different carrier too. In its announcement on Thursday, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 5A in India which it likes to call as "Desh ka Smartphone".
To get Redmi 5A for ₹3,999, users will need to purchase the device for ₹4,999 and require to continue the ₹199 plan for 12 months to receive the ₹1,000 cashback. There's no word on the timeline for Android Oreo upgrade since Xiaomi prefers to maintain its own cycle of upgrades defined by MIUI versions. It also has a 5 megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture. MIUI 9 offers one of the more intuitive and functional UIs, and there are nifty utilities and tools that improve one's overall Android experience.
For camera buffs, Xiaomi offers 13 MP rear camera. Keeping in mind the trend for bezel-less display, this phone will come with bezel-less display. There's nothing exceptional about the camera as per the initial testing, just that it is better than most of the competition so a fair win for Xiaomi in the segment. The smartphone will go on sale for the first time on December 7 at 12:00PM via Flipkart, mi.com, and other Xiaomi offline stores and partners. According to rumors, the phone will have a larger 4,000 mAh battery as compared to Redmi 5.
Being an entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi doesn't compromise in offering essential features. You get what you pay for, right?